Pacifica Fire Forces Evacuations

WILLIAMS, Ore. — Traffic backed up and some were left stranded as roads leading into an evacuated area were closed off while crews battled the fire. Some had seen the flames, packed up, and left for safer ground. “What happened was that it was really spreading out really pretty quickly and it was coming up … Continue reading »

Industrial Fire Risk Rises

PROSPECT, Ore. — With hot days and no rain in sight, the Oregon Department of Forestry is upping the industrial fire precaution risk from a level one to level two. This is an increase that happens almost every year, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry spokesperson, Caitlin Goins. Under the level two precaution, commercial … Continue reading »

Cave Junction Fire Destroys Structure

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Illinois Valley Fire responded to a second alarm fire at a warehouse in Cave Junction that was called in by a witness at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Officials say the fire occurred in a structure that housed mining equipment and supplies near the Rough and Ready Lumber Mill. Fire Officials say … Continue reading »

Crews Battle Grass and Trailer Fire

MERLIN, Ore. – Fire crews were busy Thursday responding to both a grass and trailer fire which spread quickly with the continuously dry conditions. The grass fire covered 1.5 acres and started from a lawn mower at the Merlin Land Fill Thursday morning. The fire rapidly spread and a second alarm was initially called. This … Continue reading »

Man Escapes Beacon Drive Incident

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Wednesday was a more normal day for Home and Business Concierge Watch officer Jim Cadenhead. The same can’t be said for last Friday when he found himself running from flames. “It seemed like an hour and a half, but it was probably no more than about twenty minutes,” said Cadenhead. It … Continue reading »

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Cave Junction Post Office Burns

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. —  An early morning fire destroyed the Cave Junction Post office Thursday, leaving residents worried about mail, and postal officials scrambling to find a solution. Illinois Valley Fire officials said the fire began just before 2 a.m., near the back side of the building. Multiple units came on scene, but by the … Continue reading »

Cave Junction Post Office Burns Down

**Update** U.S Postal Service Representatives are on the scene at the Cave Junction Post Office trying to salvage any mail left from the fire. They are also trying to figure out alternate routes for mail in coming weeks, but customers in the rural routes will continue to get service. They also say anyone expecting mail or … Continue reading »

Volunteers Prepare for Fire Disaster

ASHLAND, Ore. – As wildfire season approaches, Ashland emergency volunteers are training in how to respond. Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) and members of the public took part in an advanced course with fire and medical officials today. As community members prepare for disaster, fire officials say it couldn’t come at a better time. “We’re … Continue reading »

Ninth Arson Fire Investigated

MEDFORD, Ore. — A fire erupts in a vacant home in southwest Medford. Investigators believe this could be the work of a serial arsonist they’ve been searching for since April 2012. Around 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, fire crews responded to reports of smoke at a home on the 1900 hundred block of Prune Street. They were able … Continue reading »

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