Neighbors Help Put Out Gold Hill Fire

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Just after 7:00 p.m. Monday, Gold Hill residents pitched in to help put out a fire started in tall grass behind a storage unit. Neighbors said they saw the fire and immediately called 911, grabbed shovels and garden hoses, and did the best they could to fight the fire. One neighbors … Continue reading »

Grass Fire Near South Ashland

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — Tuesday afternoon, fire crews contained a grass fire off dead indian memorial road to about 10 acres. Crews from across the region were on scene working on lining the fire and protecting nearby structures. Helicopters were also in use making drops right on the most threatening parts of the fire. Fire … Continue reading »

Fire Between Whittle Ave and Corona Ave

MEDFORD, Ore. — Initial reports from Medford Police say heavy machinery may have been the cause of a grass fire between Whittle Avenue and Corona Avenue that was knocked down in less than an hour. The fire began near Best Buy just after 6 p.m. on Thursday evening. Police say the fire was threatening several homes and … Continue reading »

Grass Fire Near Gold Hill

GOLD HILL, Ore. —  Oregon Department of Transportation is working to finish up mowing some of the tall dry grass surrounded the roadways around the Rogue Valley as fire season gets worse. On Wendesday afternoon, though they took extra precautions and had water and fire officials on scene it was not enough to prevent a small … Continue reading »

Grass Fire Starts in Transient Camp

MEDFORD, Ore. — A fire at a homeless camp spread to a nearby field Friday morning and sent up a black plume of smoke that could be seen for miles. The fire was in a field between Bullock Road and the Rogue Regency Inn in Medford. Crews from Medford Fire and the Oregon Department of … Continue reading »

Structure Fire in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Wednesday morning, Medford Fire and Oregon Department of Forestry crews responded to a fire inside a vacant building which then began to spread into a field of dry grass. An off duty firefighter called in just before 11:30 a.m. and reported the thick smoke and flames just off of Kings Highway. When … Continue reading »

Firework May Have Sparked Grass Fire

MEDFORD, Ore., — Firefighters were not the first to arrive at a grass fire along Interstate 5 Friday evening. Two friends, who were headed to the movies, were just north of Exit 32 when they drove by the fire moments after the it started. Evan Smith & Am Letto ran toward the fire which was … Continue reading »

Grass Fire Leaves 13 Acres Burned

ASHLAND, Ore. —  Jackson County Fire District 5 and Ashland Fire and Rescue responded to reports of a grass fire in rural Northeast Ashland at about 2 this afternoon. With help from an afternoon wind, what started as a small, one acre fire, quickly overtook an entire field. Eventually, Oregon Department of Forestry also responded to … Continue reading »

Fire Evacuees Return Home

WILLIAMS, Ore. — Williams’ residents are back in their homes after the fire evacuation was lifted. Residents near the Pacifica Fire were told to evacuate Friday afternoon when the fire began spreading uncontrollably.  Williams’ resident Mike Devee saw the fire heading towards his parent’s house. “I turned around and saw smoke, and I knew it was … 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 »

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