Fallen Tree Sparks House Fire

SAMS VALLEY, Ore. — Jackson County Fire District 3 officials say a tree blown down by strong winds from Thursday morning’s severe storm caused a house fire in Sams Valley. Fire fighters responded to the fire just before 6 a.m. on highway 234. Crews say the tree was blew over onto the roof of the house, … Continue reading »

Regional Fire Fighter Training

MEDFORD, Ore.– Fire Districts are coming together this week for structure fire training. On Tuesday, Medford Fire and Rescue and Jackson County Fire District 3 learned how to deal with factors in firefighting such as smoke and heat impacts. Tuesday was the second of the three day training. Medford Fire and Rescue and Jackson County … Continue reading »

Firefighters Participate in “Movember”

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Firefighters across the Rogue Valley are raising money to fight prostate cancer by growing out their moustaches. Putting a twist on “No-Shave November”, “Movember” is an international campaign raising money for prostate cancer. Last year fire crews at Jackson County Fire District Three raised an upwards of $4,000, and this year … Continue reading »

Fourth of July Firework Safety

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The Fourth of July is quickly approaching, and with just two more weeks to go, fire crews are urging people to light fireworks with caution. In Oregon only certain fireworks are allowed to be sold.  Those that fly in the air, like bottle rockets and fire crackers, are illegal in the … Continue reading »

Fire Agencies Respond to Illegal Burns

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Fire agencies in Southern Oregon have responded to several illegal burn calls since fire season started on June 2. Typically, offender could get a warning or a citation with a fine depending on how serious the offense is. Those officials add that a person could be responsible for damages that come … Continue reading »

RCC Students Undergo Live Fire Training

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Fire Science students at Rogue Community College are testing out their fire skills just in time for final exams and fire season. On Wednesday at Jackson County Fire District Three, nearly a dozen Fire Science students got to suit up and practice putting out house fires, vehicle fires, and other common … Continue reading »

Family’s Home Burned To The Ground

PHOENIX, Ore. — A Rogue Valley family is without their home and their dog is missing after a fire destroyed their home early Saturday morning. The call came in around 4:45 a.m. Saturday morning and and crews from Jackson County Fire District 5, Medford Fire and Fire District 3 responded to the call on Coleman … Continue reading »

Wood Stove Starts Fire In Central Point

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Crews from Jackson County Fire district 3 respond to a fire at a Central Point area home Saturday morning. Fire crews believe it started in a wood stove. “The best advice for wood stoves is to make sure they are installed properly. Combustibles too near the flue, it’s just a matter … Continue reading »