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 »

Fires Keep Rogue Valley Crews Busy

MEDFORD, Ore. – Firefighters say as temperatures heat up, it’s combining with wind to help dry out fire fuels, and allow fires to burn faster. Fire crews across Southern Oregon responded to several grass fires and house fires in just the past day. Monday afternoon, Medford firefighters responded to Clark and Cedar Streets around 2 … Continue reading »

Ashland Crews Investigate Grass Fire

ASHLAND, Ore. – Fire crews said fire prevention tactics by a landowner may have bought them some time to stop a grass fire Monday night. Ashland firefighters received a call about 8 p.m. about a fire burning near A and 6th Streets. When they arrived, they saw the flames were actually burning in a field … Continue reading »

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False Alarms an Issue During Burn Season

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – Drive down Interstate-5 during open burn season and you’ll see the hillsides dotted with columns of smoke. Most are contained, and many are legal, but they often get called in to 911 dispatchers anyway. When that happens, firefighters are obligated to respond. Since each truck is built to handle a variety … Continue reading »