Wildfires Grow in Central Oregon

CENTRAL OREGON — The Stagecoach Fire, south of the Highway 97 and Highway 31 junction, grew to 400 acres Tuesday morning. Over a hundred people were evacuated Monday, but the Klamath County lifted the order by Tuesday morning. Two hotshot crews have taken over command. There’s no estimate on containment at this time. The cause is … Continue reading »

ODF Says Hayes Hill Fire Under Control

NEAR SELMA, Ore. — Oregon Department of Forestry says they have the Hayes Hill Fire contained. The fire size is estimated at 5.5 acres, and a fire line has been completed around the perimeter. ODF says the mopping up process has been initiated. However there are currently logging decks that continue to smolder and remain … Continue reading »

Galice Fire Burns North of Grants Pass

NEAR GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry crews are close to cleanup on the Stratton Creek Fire near Galice. Officials say the fire engulfed a total of 175 acres. Eight 20-person crews and two helicopters are still on scene taking care of the fire. As of late Friday afternoon ODF reported the … 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 »

Fire Damages Grants Pass Businesses

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Just after 9 p.m. Saturday night, crews responded to a third alarm fire at the Lock, Stock & Barrel store in Grants Pass on SW H street. Crews from Rural Metro Fire, Applegate Fire District 9, Rogue River Fire and the Jackson County Structural Strike Team were among the agencies that assisted … Continue reading »