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 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 »

Crews Containing Fire Battle Gusty Winds

NEAR RUCH, Ore. — Crews containing a grass fire near Ruch battled gusty winds. The fire reached one acre in size. Applegate Fire and the Oregon Department of Forestry responded to the call shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday. Crews operated helicopters and bulldozers while working to contain the rapidly growing fire. It’s unknown what starting … Continue reading »

Vehicle Fire Turns Into Grass Fire

NEAR CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — On I-5 Sunday about 3:30 in the afternoon, a fully-involved vehicle fire near Exit 40 expanded to nearby grass. A couple driving the vehicle pulled over and then the fire started. They were able to get out of the vehicle safely. Fire crews said it started in the engine of … Continue reading »