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 — After years of talk, the Medford Fire Department is making plans to move its smallest and most outdated fire station to a new location.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 »

Medford Fire Raises Fire Awareness

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire crews are preparing homeowners for what they’re saying could be a very long fire season. Ready, Set, Go is a national program started in California. Experts say 80% of homes lost to wildfires could have been saved through preparation and with the high risk of fire in Medford’s surrounding hills and … Continue reading »

Demo Shows Importance of Sprinklers

MEDFORD, Ore. — In less than three minutes, a fire can burn everything inside one room; it’s a message the Medford Fire Department demonstrated to the Chamber of Commerce. Members from the Chamber of Commerce visited the fire department, learning about what the fire department does, from extrications, to putting out fires. In one demonstration, … Continue reading »

Fire Burns Medford Garage

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford family escapes their home as their garage catches fire early Monday morning. Medford firefighters say the call came in around 9 a.m. at the home on Lara Court and a large cloud of smoke was visible from blocks away. Crews say the fire burned through much of the garage, but … Continue reading »