Fire Destroys Two Structures in Merlin

MERLIN, Ore. — The Rural Metro Fire Department in Grants Pass started getting calls from concerned neighbors Monday around 9:15 p.m. that said they heard explosions and saw embers in the sky. When Rural Metro arrived at 4285 Quartz Creek Rd. at about 10:00 p.m., two structures were fully engulfed in flames on the same … Continue reading »

Murphy Restaurant Fire Investigated

MURPHY, Ore. – An early Sunday morning fire has destroyed a major portion of what was only a two-week-old business. A passerby called 911 just after midnight, after spotting flames coming out of the roof of Phatty McGee’s Restaurant. Rural Metro Fire immediately responded, joined by six other neighboring agencies. Officials say it wasn’t until … Continue reading »