Foundation Honors Firefighters with Ride

TALENT, Ore. — A local non-profit that honors firefighters and EMT’s is starting a new fundraiser that’s making some noise. The Liberty Ride started Saturday morning at Fire District 5 in Talent. The organization helps crisis victims by holding open houses at the fire house to educate students and helps fund special equipment for Fire … Continue reading »

Fire District Gets New Trucks

TALENT, Ore. — Jackson County Fire District 5 just received two new engines. Taxpayer dollars in the department’s general fund paid for the rigs. They were about $375,000 apiece. The trucks won’t be in service for another few weeks. Crews are waiting on some striping and other detailing work to be completed on the outside … Continue reading »

Teens Escape House Fire

PHOENIX, Ore. — Investigators have narrowed down the cause of a house fire in Phoenix on Thursday night. Jackson County Fire District 5 believes the fire was started by electrical wires or cigarettes. The fire damaged a home on the 100 block of South “B” Street. They say two teenagers got out safely, but one … Continue reading »