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 »