City Firefighters Staying Local

MEDFORD, Ore. — City firefighters are staying close to their stations for now. Right now, Medford’s Fire District 3 only has one crew member out on the Douglas Complex. Local crews usually stay in town until the governor declares a fire “conflagration” for their county. This grants special permission to utilize other crews and resources in … Continue reading »

Firefighters Deal With Heavy Workload

MEDFORD, Ore. — So far this year, fire crews have responded to 159 fires.  The Oregon Department of Forestry said, normally for the entire season, the number of fires average around 109. Fire crews at the Oregon Department of Forestry, and area firefighters have been working lots of overtime. Medford Fire and Rescue Station 3 … Continue reading »

Fires Keep Rogue Valley Crews Busy

MEDFORD, Ore. – Firefighters say as temperatures heat up, it’s combining with wind to help dry out fire fuels, and allow fires to burn faster. Fire crews across Southern Oregon responded to several grass fires and house fires in just the past day. Monday afternoon, Medford firefighters responded to Clark and Cedar Streets around 2 … Continue reading »

Parents Encouraged to Teach Fire Danger

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford fire officials say fires started by juveniles are common in the summer. The boy who started a fire in Jacksonville Tuesday is not facing charges, but Medford fire says keeping your kids educated about fire danger is important. The fire in the Jacksonville skate park burned one-hundredth of an acre Tuesday. … Continue reading »

Crews Battle Four-Hour House Fire

MEDFORD, Ore. – Medford fire crews battled a structure fire early Saturday morning that lasted for over four hours. Just before 2:00am, fire crews responded to the 2400 block of Pembroke Circle for a fire inside a home. Medford Fire sent four engines and a supplemental rig, about 15 firefighters in total. No one was … Continue reading »

Fire at Barney’s Burger Ruled Arson

MEDFORD, Ore - First investigators believe an early morning fire at a restaurant is the handy-work of an arsonist. Around 12:30 a.m., fire crews responded to Barney’s Burger restaurant on Riverside Avenue. Crews quickly contained the flames. Medford police discovered an empty cash register. Officers do not believe this is not same arsonist who is lighting … Continue reading »

Medford Warns of Fire Fuel Risk

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire officials say flames can race through fields because they’re filled with fuel. It’s dry, and there’s a lot of it. Medford firefighters say fire season will be here soon. That means Medford residents need to make sure their lawns are mowed and weeds are trimmed. If not, you could get a … Continue reading »

Agility Training for Medford Fire

MEDFORD, Ore. – Medford Fire is limbering up for agility training day. It’s an annual requirement for the entire force, and part of an ongoing 11-week training academy. Young firefighters and veterans were timed through the agility course, with different time requirements for different age groups. They had to climb a five story tower by … Continue reading »

Live Fire Training in White City

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Southern Oregon fire agencies are combining training efforts to make firefighting more streamlined. The live fire training is for the new firefighters joining Fire District 3 and Medford Fire. In the past, crews say they ran two academy’s at once for each fire department, but now they’re combining the academies. The … Continue reading »

Two Alarm Fire In Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — A report of a fire brings crews to the scene of a location that may have housed hazardous materials. It happened this afternoon at a building near the Rrrrrink Ice Skating Facility in south Medford. Reports of smoke and flames were called in by people passing by the area. Fire crews responded … Continue reading »

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