Fire Training for South Medford Seniors

TALENT, Ore. — A group of South Medford High School seniors got a taste of what it is like to be a fire fighter in the Rogue Valley on Sunday. Jackson County Fire District 5 had a group of ten students at their facility in Talent for their their senior project. “They’ve done awesome. These kids are … Continue reading »

JCFD 3 Hiring New Fire Fighters

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Jackson County Fire District 3 is looking for a few new firefighters to join its team. This week, about 120 candidates took a written test as part of a multi-stage hiring process. On Friday, the 60 people who passed the test were given another test for physical ability. Candidates had to … Continue reading »

Explosion in Phoenix Under Investigation

PHOENIX, Ore. — Crews with Jackson County Fire District 5 are investigating an early morning fire and explosion at  a home in Phoenix. At 4:53 A.M. Tuesday morning, fire crews responded to reports of a structure fire in the 200 block of Twin Circle. Residents evacuated the house and called 911 to report a fire in the upstairs … Continue reading »

Family Loses Home in Fire

ASHLAND, Ore. — Jackson County Fire District 5 responded to a single family structure fire on Tuesday night, that left a grandmother and her 7-year-old grandson with nothing. Jackson County District 5 fire fighters responded to the call on Corral Lane between Ashland and Phoenix. The residents escaped without injury, but all the property was lost in … 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 »

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 »

Logging Accident Near Applegate

NEAR APPLEGATE, Ore. – A helicopter responds to an extremely rural accident as fire crews worked on the ground to save the life of a man after a log rolled over him. The incident happened around 10 a.m. on Thursday off a logging road near Thompson Creek Road in the Applegate Valley. The man was … Continue reading »