Structure Fire Near White City

  WHITE CITY, Ore. — Investigators are looking into a structure fire reported this morning near White City. Fire officials say a car inside of the building caught fire.  The building did not have a name posted anywhere, but is believed to be an auto body repair shop. Firefighters said when the arrived on the … Continue reading »

Brimstone Fire Nearly Contained

MERLIN, Ore. — A single tent is all that remains at the Brimstone fire camp at North Valley High School as fire crews are moving out and moving on to other nearby fires. Boxes were stacked up and briefing displays were torn down Monday at the Brimstone camp in Merlin. Officials are hoping to have … Continue reading »

Monday Morning Fire Update

Firefighters are continuing to battle several fires burning tens of thousands of acres throughout Southern Oregon. The fire with the most overnight activity was the Big Windy Complex.  It grew by 1,693 acres to 9,192 acres.  It is still 0% contained.  Officials are concerned the Jenny Fire, which is part of the complex, will jump … Continue reading »

Information Center Key For Updates

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Fire officials gathered in one place Wednesday afternoon to give updated information on each of five complex fires in southern Oregon. To help organize and clarify all the information and updates come through the Joint Information Center in Grants Pass. “If you can’t get immediate, accurate information, then a story begins … Continue reading »

Wednesday Morning Fire Update

Tens of thousands of acres continue to burn in Southern Oregon. The fire being called the nation’s highest priority, the Douglas Complex, has grown to 25,000 acres.  At last check it was 5% contained.  It is burning outside of Glendale. The Labrador Fire, burning about 12 miles Northwest of Cave Junction, is considered extremely active. … Continue reading »

Residents Turn Out For Fire Updates

GLENDALE, Ore. — More than 100 Glendale residents packed an elementary school gym Monday night as officials working the Douglas Complex Fire explained the current situation. Some residents have been keeping a close eye on the fires. “We went up to a spot out of Wolf Creek and you could see a pretty good view of … Continue reading »

Reinforcements Head to Douglas Complex

GLENDALE, Ore. — For the third straight day, fire crews are hard at work battling the Douglas Complex fire approximately seven miles north of Glendale. Two-thousand firefighters from Oregon and Washington are expected to be on scene by Sunday night.    According to fire officials, the Douglas Complex fire is the largest complex burning this … Continue reading »

Fire Crews Fight Wolf Creek Fire

WOLF CREEK, Ore. — Wildfires continue to spread near Grants Pass and surrounding areas.  The Wolf Creek fire started as a 20 acre fire, and was up to 40 acres mid-day Saturday. Unlike human caused fires, dry lightning fires are usually in remote areas, and difficult for fire crews to access.  Fire crews must use … Continue reading »

Wildfires Grow in Central Oregon

CENTRAL OREGON — The Stagecoach Fire, south of the Highway 97 and Highway 31 junction, grew to 400 acres Tuesday morning. Over a hundred people were evacuated Monday, but the Klamath County lifted the order by Tuesday morning. Two hotshot crews have taken over command. There’s no estimate on containment at this time. The cause is … Continue reading »

Fire Evacuees Return Home

WILLIAMS, Ore. – Williams’ residents are back in their homes after the fire evacuation was lifted. Residents near the Pacifica Fire were told to evacuate Friday afternoon when the fire began spreading uncontrollably.  Williams’ resident Mike Devee saw the fire heading towards his parent’s house. “I turned around and saw smoke, and I knew it was … Continue reading »

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