Fire Destroys Trailer Home in White City

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Two people are in the hospital after a double-wide trailer home was completely engulfed in a fire Saturday morning in White City. The fire happened just before 11 a.m. at a mobile home park in the 2000 block of Falcon Street. Neighbors say it was a matter of minutes before the entire home … Continue reading »

JCFD 3 Hiring New Fire Fighters

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Jackson County Fire District 3 is looking for a few new firefighters to join its team. This week, about 120 candidates took a written test as part of a multi-stage hiring process. On Friday, the 60 people who passed the test were given another test for physical ability. Candidates had to … Continue reading »

Phoenix Explosion Caught on Camera

PHOENIX, Ore. — The Phoenix Fire Department is releasing video of the explosion at a house early Tuesday morning at 237 Twin Circle, Phoenix. Crews arrived to find fire out the front window of the second story. As crews were preparing hose lines for suppression, an oxygen tank located in the bedroom exploded, sending the … Continue reading »

Explosion in Phoenix Under Investigation

PHOENIX, Ore. — Crews with Jackson County Fire District 5 are investigating an early morning fire and explosion at  a home in Phoenix. At 4:53 A.M. Tuesday morning, fire crews responded to reports of a structure fire in the 200 block of Twin Circle. Residents evacuated the house and called 911 to report a fire in the upstairs … Continue reading »

Fire Officials Watching Rain and Snow

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) is paying close attention to rain and snow in the area as the spring approaches. ODF is already getting ready for fire season this year, and has been monitoring rain and snow pack. For fire officials, the snow pack is important during the summer, because of its … Continue reading »

Fire at Knife River Asphalt Plant

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Nearly two dozen members of Jackson County Fire District 3 are responding to a possible explosion and fire at the Knife River Asphalt plant in Central Point. Traffic had been diverted from Gold Hill, and Mercy Flights was called because of reports of an injury. Witnesses say the explosion shook their homes. According to Fire District … Continue reading »

Brush Fire Burns Near San Francisco

PACIFICA, Calif. (CNN) — Flames erupted early Monday morning in Pacifica about 15 miles south of San Francisco. High winds pushed the brush fire near a neighborhood, forcing dozens of evacuations. It also threatened a nearby high school. No injuries were reported and no homes were damaged. Residents were later allowed to return home. Now, … Continue reading »

Jackson Elementary Fire Confirmed Arson

[UPDATE 12:04 P.M.] Medford Police confirm the fire at Jackson Elementary was an arson. MEDFORD, Ore. — Classes have resumed after a fire broke out at Jackson Elementary early Thursday morning. Officials said the small fire happened between the cafeteria and the health building on campus. According to the school district’s information officer, emergency evacuation protocols were … Continue reading »

Medford Sizzler Fire Likely an Accident

MEDFORD, Ore. — Favorable conditions – and fire suppression unit – have prevented the Sizzler on Biddle Rd. in Medford from suffering the same fate as another restaurant just up the road. According to Medford Fire Marshal Greg Kleinberg, the fire started behind a grill in the kitchen on Wednesday sometime around 7:00 A.M. Medford Fire and Rescue and Medford Police both responded about 20 minutes later, … Continue reading »

Winter Weather Preps for Firefighters

MEDFORD, Ore. — With the chance for severe weather this week, local fire stations are keeping tabs on the forecast so they can be ready in emergency situations. The prep for winter months starts back in October making sure all rigs are equipped for cold and icy weather. If the chance of precipitation is more … Continue reading »

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