Firefighters Prepare for Dry Lightning

WILLIAMS, Ore. –With dry lightning in the forecast, fire crews are preparing for more wildfire outbreaks. The Pacifica Fire is 95 percent contained.  Fifty firefighters and one strike team remain at Pacifica Ranch on Wednesday.  The crews are mopping up hot spots in the area and are on standby in case another fire starts. “They’re … Continue reading »

Fire Evacuees Return Home

WILLIAMS, Ore. — Williams’ residents are back in their homes after the fire evacuation was lifted. Residents near the Pacifica Fire were told to evacuate Friday afternoon when the fire began spreading uncontrollably.  Williams’ resident Mike Devee saw the fire heading towards his parent’s house. “I turned around and saw smoke, and I knew it was … Continue reading »

Pacifica Fire Forces Evacuations

WILLIAMS, Ore. — Traffic backed up and some were left stranded as roads leading into an evacuated area were closed off while crews battled the fire. Some had seen the flames, packed up, and left for safer ground. “What happened was that it was really spreading out really pretty quickly and it was coming up … Continue reading »

Drug Team Relieved of Measure 80 Failure

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —  Statewide data shows the Williams area in Josephine County has one of the highest concentrations of medical marijuana patients in the state. This area is exactly where the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement task force is also finding illegal grows. “We’ve seen an explosion of medical marijuana grow sites in the Williams … Continue reading »