Fully Involved Fire Under Investigation

SELMA, Ore. — Crews are investigating a building fire that happened early Monday morning in the Illinois Valley Just before 5:00 A.M., the Illinois Valley Fire District, Rural Metro and AMR responded to reports of a structure fire in the 800 block of Draper Valley Rd. in Selma. First responders said they found a 20′ x 40′ guest house fully involved. The … Continue reading »

Truck Crashes through Building

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — The driver of a truck crashes with another car and is sent through the wall of a building. Officials from the Illinois Valley Fire District say the accident left a huge hole in the wall of the Junction Inn Restaurant and Motel. The accident happened Thursday near the 400 block of … Continue reading »

Agencies Prepare for “The Big One”

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Several agencies are coming together to help prepare people for the so-called “big one.”  That’s the earthquake experts believe is overdue in the Pacific Northwest. Studies show an earthquake has hit our area every 300 – 350 years.  It’s been 310 years since the last one.  That’s why the Illinois Valley … Continue reading »

Firefighters Being Called on Crime Duty

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. – As budget concerns continue to stifle Josephine County law enforcement, residents are beginning to look elsewhere. Now fire departments say they’re getting calls from people who see them as the only ones who will respond to crimes. Last week the Illinois Valley Fire District responded to a call for medical aid, … Continue reading »