Fatal Vehicle Crash on I-5

GLENDALE, Ore. — Oregon State Police  troopers are investigating a single vehicle fatal traffic crash on I-5 near milepost 80 in Josephine County. The crash is blocking the southbound slow lane of I-5 and the on-ramp to I-5 from exit 80. Travelers are asked to use caution when approaching the area.

Weather Leaves Thousands Without Power

[UPDATE – 8:52 A.M.] Power to Glendale schools was restored about 8:30 A.M.. Schools started on late schedule. GLENDALE, Ore. – A weather-related power outage in the Glendale/Wolf Creek area left about 1,900 residents without power, and delayed the start of school. According to Pacific Power, downed lines and an unidentified mechanical issue were the cause of the outage. Crews were immediately dispatched to assess the … Continue reading »

Grass Fires Near Glendale

NEAR GLENDALE, Ore. — Three grass fires were started near Glendale because of vehicle exhaust. Fire crews sat they responded to the fires along Interstate 5 on Thursday afternoon, after several 911 calls. The first was seen near milepost 83. Soon after, more reports came in about two additional fires burning south of the original fire. … Continue reading »

New Curriculum May Come to Glendale High

GLENDALE, Ore. — Glendale High School could be one of two or three schools in the state to get a new natural resources curriculum, thanks to an OSU Outreach Program. OSU representatives met with school staff and community members Wednesday morning to discuss the curriculum, which would integrate into all existing classes and topics. Teachers … 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 »

Fire Crews Transition Out in Glendale

GLENDALE, Ore. — The outgoing fire management team creates a transition guide to let the incoming team know what they have done so far and what they are required to do, going into the next two weeks. Incident management teams are only allowed to be on a fire for 21 days. For many at the … Continue reading »

Incident Management Teams Transition

GLENDALE, Ore. — Incident Management Teams are required to take days off.  They can work up to 14 days straight. Depending on the what company they work for, some crews get one day off after 14 days and others get two days off. The Incident Management Teams camped out at Glendale High School has been … Continue reading »

Riddle Camp Provides Basics for Crews

RIDDLE, Ore. — Thousands of firefighters in a camp near Riddle are working on the Douglas Complex. Despite the numbers, the camp is able to provide the basics as well as some “creature comforts” for the men and women stationed there. “They’re well fed, they have showers, they have everything as simple as a charging … Continue reading »

Laundry Service Set Up in Glendale

GLENDALE, Ore. — Poison oak continues to make battling these wildfires even more miserable for fire crews in Southern Oregon. At the fire camp set up in Glendale, a portable laundry service was brought in so firefighters can wash their clothes. The laundry service is set up in a semi-trailer on the Glendale High School … 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 »

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