Crews Say Fire Was Intentionally Set

MEDFORD, Ore. — The fire that destroyed an abandoned building in south Medford yesterday was intentionally set, according to Medford firefighters. The building, which sat just off Kings Highway, used to be an experiment station for the OSU Extension Service, but had been abandoned for a few years. Medford Fire said the fire was human-caused, … Continue reading »

Tour Buses Damaged by Fire

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Two buses being used for the “Styx and Foreigners Summer Concert” tour were badly damaged by fire. However, the bands proved the show must go on. It happened Wednesday in a parking lot in Philadelphia. The buses were empty at the time, and no one was injured. The fire appears to have … Continue reading »

Structure Fire in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Wednesday morning, Medford Fire and Oregon Department of Forestry crews responded to a fire inside a vacant building which then began to spread into a field of dry grass. An off duty firefighter called in just before 11:30 a.m. and reported the thick smoke and flames just off of Kings Highway. When … Continue reading »

Early Morning Duplex Fire in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. – An investigation is underway over what caused a fire at a duplex in Medford. It happened about 2:00 A.M. on Bryant St. Officials say the fire broke out in the home’s front living room. Medford police was the first on the scene, and officers used a garden house to knock down the … Continue reading »

Upper Table Rock Fire Being Contained

WHITE CITY, Ore. –¬†¬†Fire crews worked through the night as they continue to fight the last hot spots of the fire on the Upper Table Rock. The fire broke out after a Straus Ranches worker was mowing a hay field and hit a rock. That sparked the quick-moving flame that would eventually take out 35 … Continue reading »

Crews Train for Wildfires in Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Officials say current fire conditions in southern Oregon aren’t typically seen until late July. Now that fire danger has moved to high, Rogue Valley Task Force 1 continues wildfire training. Red tape marks the path of a simulated fast moving fire in a Grants Pass neighborhood. “We came over, we were … Continue reading »

Fire Officials Check for Weed Abatement

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland residents had until midnight Sunday to make sure weeds in their yard were no taller than four inches. Monday morning, the Ashland Fire Department wasted no time checking to see if residents were in compliance. “You know, our priority in the city of Ashland is to address the wildfire hazard zone … Continue reading »

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 Season Starts in Douglas District

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — Fire season in the Douglas County District started today and the fire danger level is set at “moderate.” The following restrictions are in place to help prevent wildfires, according to the Douglas Forest Protective Association: All backyard debris burning requires a burn permit from either DFPA or a local fire department. … Continue reading »

Still Quiet & Warm Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Another quiet day is ahead as high pressure continues to sit over our region. Temperatures will be a few degrees cooler today, but still warm & above average. The offshore wind will weaken today, so the high in Brookings should be cooler than past days. Winds will pick up across all locations … Continue reading »

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