Mill Production Could Expand After Fire

GLENDALE, Ore. — The Swanson Group is moving forward after losing one of their mills to a fire earlier this month in Springfield and will now absorb up to 100 of their employees to other mills, including this location in Glendale. Production will soon be ramping up at the Swanson Group’s Glendale plywood mill. 250 … Continue reading »

Glendale Establishes Firewise Community

GLENDALE, Ore. — Volunteers rolled up their sleeves and powered up their chainsaws to clear out some brush in Glendale’s first ever Firewise project. The buzz of helicopters and images of smoke from last year’s Douglas Complex wildfire are still fresh in the memories of Glendale residents. “If you haven’t had a fire in a … Continue reading »

Students to Replant Trees After Fire

GLENDALE, Ore. –Some Oregon high school students are working to replant areas destroyed by the Douglas Complex last summer. The Oregon Department of Forestry and Glendale High School students are meeting next Wednesday to plant seedlings on the burnt land. ODF officials say these lands help produce revenue that support education through the common school … Continue reading »

Containment Date Pushed Back

NEAR GLENDALE, Ore. — Flare ups forced fire crews to push back the containment date for the Douglas Complex burning near Glendale. They were shooting for Sunday to call it 100% contained. Falling trees and rocks, plus windy conditions, kept crews from getting as much marked off the to-do list than they anticipated. Smoke billowing … Continue reading »

Fire Crew Members Scaling Back

NEAR GLENDALE, Ore. — Fire officials are mopping up the Douglas Complex burning near Glendale. Crews say recent rainfall impacted this week’s fight. “We were surprised even getting a quarter to a third of an inch of rain. It’s really not a whole lot but it was enough to really knock out a lot of … Continue reading »

Free Respirator Masks Distributed

MEDFORD, Ore. — Due to the unhealthy air quality levels from the forest fires, officials are distributing free respirator masks. Free respirators are now available to the general public at the locations and times below. The respirators at Jackson County Public Health were donated by the Red Cross and AllCare. Red Cross at 60 Hawthorne … Continue reading »

Homeowners Deal with Douglas Complex

GLENDALE, Ore. — Raul Sanchez lives along Rattlesnake Road. Right here is his drive way and a couple of days ago the fire was just right across the road. Sanchez stands along the road, pointing out smoldering leftovers of the Douglas Complex. ”The way I seen the flames the other day…it would have jumped,” said … 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 »