Two Bulls Fire Burns Almost 7,000 Acres

BEND, Ore. — Multiple crews continue to make progress on the wildfire burning near Bend. Officials said the fire is now at 40-percent containment. It broke out last Saturday and is now burning nearly 7,000 acres. Level three evacuations are no longer in effect. Investigation teams did conclude the fire to be human caused and … Continue reading »

Fire Crews Gear up for Wildfire Season

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire crews across the Rogue Valley are gearing up for another, possibly intense fire season.  Fire departments are dusting off their wildland firefighting gear, and the Oregon Department of Forestry already has crews hard at work. Fire danger is at low right now, but that will be changing within the coming months.  … Continue reading »

Fire Crews Transition Out in Glendale

GLENDALE, Ore. — The outgoing fire management team creates a transition guide to let the incoming team know what they have done so far and what they are required to do, going into the next two weeks. Incident management teams are only allowed to be on a fire for 21 days. For many at the … Continue reading »

Fire Crews Treated for Minor Injuries

SELMA, Ore. – Health issues can arise for firefighters who work in extreme conditions and those fighting one of the biggest fires in the region near Selma, are being treated for poison oak rashes and blisters. “A lot of these crews on this specific fire are from the Mid-West, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri and they don’t … Continue reading »

Feeding Firefighters Keeps Crews Busy

MERLIN, Ore. — While the Brimstone Fire continues to grow, so does the line of hungry firefighters returning from the fire lines. A team with Star Catering prepared the meals for the firefighters, a feat managers say is challenging itself. “It’s always a fight to get this many guys fed. When you’re looking at 700 … Continue reading »

Crews Mop Up Pacifica Fire

WILLIAMS, Ore. –Today fire crews are mopping up the remains of the Pacifica fire.  Fire officials say the clean-up process could take weeks to complete. The fire broke out Friday evening and burned more than 500 acres.  Currently, officials say the fire is contained and 80 percent of the area has been mopped up. Fire … Continue reading »

Crews Battle Grass and Trailer Fire

MERLIN, Ore. – Fire crews were busy Thursday responding to both a grass and trailer fire which spread quickly with the continuously dry conditions. The grass fire covered 1.5 acres and started from a lawn mower at the Merlin Land Fill Thursday morning. The fire rapidly spread and a second alarm was initially called. This … Continue reading »

Crews Continue to Mop Up Fire Remains

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Fire officials are calling the Beacon Hill fire a fitting end to the most active May in at least a decade. Crews continue to mop up the remnants of the fire that consumed roughly 115-acres of the Beacon Hill area of Grants Pass. Officials say the fire was likely caused by a … Continue reading »

Crews Fight Beacon Hill Fire

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Fire rips through Grants Pass hillsides. Oregon Department of Forestry officials report the fire is currently at 115 acres. Crews worked overnight Friday toward containment. Officials say the fire was unseasonably severe, both in speed and strength. “Compared to last year the initial growth of the fire, they didn’t even see … Continue reading »

Calif. Wildfire Counts Double Average

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — “Unprecedented” is the way California Fire is describing this year’s fire season. Governor Jerry Brown has declared this week “Wildfire Awareness Week.” It’s in response to one of the driest winters in the region. In fact, Cal-Fire has already responded to 11-hundred fires statewide. That’s about double the average. California Fire officials … Continue reading »