Gold Hill Structure Fire Investigated

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Investigators are trying to figure out the cause of a fire that destroyed a garage in Gold Hill and caused several small wildfires this afternoon. That fire created clouds of black smoke visible from I-5, and even forced ODF to send a helicopter to scan the area. Neighbors took some video … Continue reading »

Gold Hill Fire Contained

[UPDATE 10:30 a.m.] — ODF Has confirmed that the fire was human caused, however details as to how it was started were not given. Tune in to NewsWatch 12 tonight for more information as the story develops. GOLD HILL, Ore. -  A pile of wood ignited on the banks of the Rogue River near the … Continue reading »

Smoldering Fire Left Over from Lightning

GOLD HILL, Ore. – The hacking of hand tools and the distant roar of chainsaws can be heard near Gold Hill. A helicopter drops buckets of water as thick plumes of smoke fill the air. For firefighters on the ground, it’s an easy day in the field. “The fire wasn’t really doing a whole lot,” … Continue reading »

Fire Officials Need Your Help

NEAR GOLD HILL, Ore. – Officials want the public’s help in identifying individuals who they believed intentionally started a series of wildfires in Jackson County. The four fires occurred in the Blackwell Hill and Gold Hill area and were likely human caused. The first several occurred around 5:00 p.m. on July 25th near Blackwell Hill … Continue reading »