Transient Suspected of Starting Fire

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Another fire is still under investigation in Grants Pass. Fire crews responded to the 400 block of Union Avenue on Saturday around 10:30 a.m. witnesses reported seeing black smoke coming out of the doors and windows of a vacant residence. Both Grants Pass Fire-Rescue and Rural-Metro responded quickly putting the flames … Continue reading »

Fire Damages Grants Pass Businesses

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Just after 9 p.m. Saturday night, crews responded to a third alarm fire at the Lock, Stock & Barrel store in Grants Pass on SW H street. Crews from Rural Metro Fire, Applegate Fire District 9, Rogue River Fire and the Jackson County Structural Strike Team were among the agencies that assisted … Continue reading »

Overdue Honor For Fallen Firefighter

GRANTS PASS, Ore. –- Firefighters call it the ultimate sacrifice: losing one’s life in the line of duty. Until now, Grants Pass Fire thought no one in their department had ever done that. They were wrong. A 50-year effort pointed them to one man. He was a firefighter lost to history. Eldon Everton was a … Continue reading »

Slate Creek Fire Burns 120 Acres

NEAR WONDER, Ore. – The Slate Creek Fire, burning outside Wilderville, has charred more than 120 acres. On Monday afternoon, a huge plume of smoke could be seen for miles. It lead down to an area about 13 miles west of Grants Pass off of Highway 199. Crews said the remote area and winds helped … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Fire Destroys House

NEAR GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Southern Oregon fire crews say they had a close call on Tuesday when a house fire nearly sparked a wildfire near Murphy; those flames threatened to take the surrounding area with it. A family escapes from their house as it burns down outside Grants Pass. Firefighters say it could have … Continue reading »

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