Grass Fire Threatened Structures

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Emergency units responded to a grass fire that burned five acres and threatened structures off of Sams Valley Road and McDonough Road. 5 acres burned this afternoon in a control burn that got out of hand. According to fire district 3, the structures that were threatened but they are no longer … Continue reading »

Interstate Median Fire Contained Quickly

NEAR GOLD HILL, Ore. — Fire crews knocked down a grass fire along Interstate 5 on Saturday afternoon within minutes of sparking. “Luckily the grass is low enough so the intensity wasn’t great. Didn’t have any spot fires, so we didn’t have anything else to consolidate as far as that goes, so the fire was … Continue reading »

Grass Fire Near Cave Junction

NEAR CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. —  Oregon Department of Forestry said air power stopped 25-acre grass-timber fire south of Cave Junction. Brian Ballou with ODF says the fire was about 6 miles south of Cave Junction. The wildfire is about 15 to 20 acres in size. Fire engines from both ODF and Illinois Valley District Fire … Continue reading »

Police Search for Possible Witness

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police have now released surveillance pictures of a man they say may have information on a grass fire that burned in the field behind Pet Country on July 24th. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire, which burned approximately one acre and damaged some power poles. Investigators determined the fire was human … Continue reading »

Grass Fire Under Investigation

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police say they are searching for a transient, last seen moments before a grass fire started Wednesday between Medford and Central Point. Police say that transient – only wanted for questioning at this point – was arrested back in April for starting a small fire; that case is pending in the … Continue reading »

White City Fire Under Investigation

WHITE CITY, Ore. — A patio umbrella is believed to have started a grass fire near White City on Wednesday. Investigators believe the umbrella was picked up by some wind, and hit nearby power lines, sparking a fire on Kershaw Road near Highway 140. The burning debris dropped onto the dry grass and quickly spread … Continue reading »

Grass Fire in Eagle Point

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — There was a small fire in Eagle Point on Wednesday afternoon near Barton Road. It was quickly contained, but it is a reminder of how fast these fires can start. Fire officials say the flames did reach around 4 acres. They are still investigating the cause, but say the wind did … Continue reading »