2nd Alarm Fire Started by Wood Stove

MEDFORD, Ore. — Flames from a Medford home greeted Rob Neff as he came home with his son’s from practice Wednesday evening. “I turned on to Valley View, I noticed the flames were really big, called 911, said there was a fire at Valley View and Mathews Place,” said Neff. It was his neighbors home … Continue reading »

City Firefighters Staying Local

MEDFORD, Ore. — City firefighters are staying close to their stations for now. Right now, Medford’s Fire District 3 only has one crew member out on the Douglas Complex. Local crews usually stay in town until the governor declares a fire “conflagration” for their county. This grants special permission to utilize other crews and resources in … Continue reading »

White City Fire Under Investigation

WHITE CITY, Ore. — A patio umbrella is believed to have started a grass fire near White City on Wednesday. Investigators believe the umbrella was picked up by some wind, and hit nearby power lines, sparking a fire on Kershaw Road near Highway 140. The burning debris dropped onto the dry grass and quickly spread … Continue reading »

Cause Unknown in White City Grass Fire

WHITE CITY, Ore. – Fire officials are investigating the cause of a 3.5-acre grassfire in White City. The fire began at just before noon Saturday. Fire District 3 and the Department of Forestry responded within five minutes of receiving the call. They say the quick response was fortunate given the speed at which the fire … Continue reading »

Firefighters Hold River Rescue Course

GOLD HILL, Ore. – Personnel from police and fire agencies across the Rogue Valley are learning how to tame the Rogue River. It’s part of a voluntary weekend-long training course. Officials say river rescues are an unavoidable part of Summer. “A lot of people come down through the nice flat water and then they end … Continue reading »

Live Fire Training in White City

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Southern Oregon fire agencies are combining training efforts to make firefighting more streamlined. The live fire training is for the new firefighters joining Fire District 3 and Medford Fire. In the past, crews say they ran two academy’s at once for each fire department, but now they’re combining the academies. The … Continue reading »

Crews Knock Down Two Structure Fires

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two structures fires kept fire crews busy in the Rogue Valley on Sunday afternoon. The Medford Fire Department responded to a call around 1 p.m. about a fire just blocks away from one of their stations. Table Rock Road was shut down as crews worked to put out the fire near the … Continue reading »

Wood Stove Starts Fire In Central Point

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Crews from Jackson County Fire district 3 respond to a fire at a Central Point area home Saturday morning. Fire crews believe it started in a wood stove. “The best advice for wood stoves is to make sure they are installed properly. Combustibles too near the flue, it’s just a matter … Continue reading »

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