Grass Fire Leaves 13 Acres Burned

ASHLAND, Ore. –  Jackson County Fire District 5 and Ashland Fire and Rescue responded to reports of a grass fire in rural Northeast Ashland at about 2 this afternoon. With help from an afternoon wind, what started as a small, one acre fire, quickly overtook an entire field. Eventually, Oregon Department of Forestry also responded to … Continue reading »

Semi Accident Puts Hundreds in the Dark

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Flames engulfed a transformer between Medford and White City Monday night after fire fighters say a semi truck ran into the electrical unit. The collision left several hundred people across Medford, Central point, and White City without power after police and fire fighters had to cut manually cut the power. The accident happened … Continue reading »

Fire Destroys Two Structures in Merlin

MERLIN, Ore. — The Rural Metro Fire Department in Grants Pass started getting calls from concerned neighbors Monday around 9:15 p.m. that said they heard explosions and saw embers in the sky. When Rural Metro arrived at 4285 Quartz Creek Rd. at about 10:00 p.m., two structures were fully engulfed in flames on the same … Continue reading »

Part of Engine Falls Through Bridge

NEAR RUCH, Ore. – Just after 10:30p.m. Tuesday night, Applegate Fire District 9 responded to a fire just off Highway 238. The first engine on scene was going over the only bridge over the Applegate River leading to the home when the front passenger side tire fell through the bridge. The firefighters immediately stopped and … Continue reading »

Fire Destroys Roseburg Furniture Store

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Investigators are still trying to figure out what started a fire that destroyed Kuebler’s Furniture Store Sunday night. The Roseburg Fire Department was called to the scene just after 5 p.m. When firefighters arrived, they saw heavy gray smoke coming from this corner of the building just off northeast Chestnut Avenue. The … Continue reading »

Critical Fire WX Conditions Over Area

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The red flag warning over the area will remain in place through lunchtime. Winds are breezy not only in the higher elevations, but in the valleys as well. Humidities are in the 20′s and 30′s — indicating very dry air from the Southern Oregon Cascades to the Coast, also over Siskiyou County. … Continue reading »

Favorable Fire Weather Conditions

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The fire weather watch over the area from yesterday has been upgraded now to a red flag warning. This means that conditions will be favorable for fire weather and that if any fire were to start, it would spread rapidly. Humidities will be between 20%-30% (very low) and with increasing winds into … Continue reading »

Fire Investigation Begins at Restaurant

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford-Fire investigators began searching for clues to find out how a fire started at Marie Callender’s restaurant. But before they could begin, investigators had to wait for crews to knock down some of the leaning walls and remove debris for safety reasons. As they look through the debris, pictures taken by a witness … Continue reading »

Family Recovering After House Fire

MEDFORD, Ore. — A southern Oregon school is stepping up to help a family who lost their home to a fire Thanksgiving night. The fire happened on the 3 thousand block of Mallard Lane in Medford. The McFarland family escaped safely with their pet. Since then, Madrone Trail Public Charter School set up a fund to help … Continue reading »

Christmas Tree Ignites; Home is Saved

MEDFORD, Ore. — A family returned home last night from shopping to find smoke billowing out of their home. When they opened the door, it was their Christmas tree that had caught fire and the flames were quickly climbing to the ceiling. The family closed the door and called 911. It happened around 7:30 P.M. … Continue reading »

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