Crews Respond to Two Early-Morning Fires

MEDFORD, Ore. – Police and firefighters were busy again Friday morning investigating more small fires, one of which could be could be connected to the string of arson fires from earlier this week. The first fire that broke out early Friday morning was behind Lepari’s Sports and Fitness on West Jackson, and was put out … Continue reading »

Kids Playing With Matches Start Fire

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Fire crews knocked down a small grass fire near Howard Elementary on Saturday afternoon. Officials say children playing with matches started the fire, which burned about a quarter of an acre. They say it could have threatened structures if it had continued to grow. Authorities say incidents such as these serve … Continue reading »

House Saved In Fire

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — Fire crews battled two different home fires overnight; one of them was in Eagle Point, the other in Grants Pass. Medford Fire-Rescue, and two other agencies worked together to save a home in Eagle Point late Thursday night. Officials say the garage and cars inside were destroyed. No one was hurt.

Fire Displaces Medford Homeowner

MEDFORD, Ore. – Investigators say an unattended cooking pot is to blame for a house fire that displaced a Medford homeowner this afternoon. Firefighters from Medford Fire and Fire District Five received a call from neighbors around 1:00PM. They had to break in the front door after finding the homeowner wasn’t home and the house … Continue reading »

House Total Loss After Fire

MEDFORD, Ore. — A house fire broke out around midnight last night at a home along dark hallow road in Medford. Medford Fire and Rescue crews say the home was vacant at the time of the fire, and no one was injured.   Fire crews say the house was completely engulfed in flames by the time … Continue reading »

Letters Center Around Salvage Harvesting

MEDFORD, Ore. — Drafted last week and sent out on Monday a letter from the Jackson County Commissioners was sent to fourteen people including Senator Ron Wyden and he deputy director of the Bureau of Land Management in Washington D.C. The letter highlights the damage to both the environment and tourism industry caused by this … Continue reading »

2nd Alarm Fire Started by Wood Stove

MEDFORD, Ore. — Flames from a Medford home greeted Rob Neff as he came home with his son’s from practice Wednesday evening. “I turned on to Valley View, I noticed the flames were really big, called 911, said there was a fire at Valley View and Mathews Place,” said Neff. It was his neighbors home … Continue reading »

New Fire Station Plan in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — After years of talk, the Medford Fire Department is making plans to move its smallest and most outdated fire station to a new location. On Thursday, the Medford City Council gave the OK to a plan to buy a one and a third acre parcel on West Stewart Avenue on which to … Continue reading »

Police Search for Possible Witness

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police have now released surveillance pictures of a man they say may have information on a grass fire that burned in the field behind Pet Country on July 24th. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire, which burned approximately one acre and damaged some power poles. Investigators determined the fire was human … 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 »

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