Fire Officials Seeking Young People In Stadium Fire

By Jim McCoy Wed 1st July NewsEugene Civic Stadiumfire

Eugene fire and police officials are hoping to speak with three young people that were seen in the press box of the historic Civic Stadium shortly before it burned down.

The Register Guard reports ( Eugene Police Chief Pete Kerns says it's unknown whether the fire was a crime and that no suspects have been identified.

Kerns and Eugene SpringRead More »

Investigators Determine Cause Of Shooting Range Fire

By Jim McCoy Tue 30th June NewsfireWhite City Shooting Range

A Jackson County fire that sent a column of smoke into the early evening sky Monday was reportedly caused by target shooting. Fortunately, no one was harmed and the fire was 100 percent out within two hours.

At 4:45 p.m., Jackson County Fire District 3 responded to a call that there was smoke coming from the White City Shooting Range on Kershaw Road.Read More »

Fire Does Significant Damage to Mobile Home, Spreads To Neighbors

By Jim McCoy Mon 29th June Newsfire

A Sunday afternoon fire destroyed a mobile home on Rogue River Drive in the Grants Pass area. Firefighters arrived to find the home 50 percent involved with flames spreading to a second mobile home. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety was met by one of the residents who told firefighters that all the occupants escaped safely.

Crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire.Read More »

Florence RV Storage Facility Fire Causes $5Mil. Damage

By Jim McCoy Thu 18th June Newsfire

Losses from a fire that damaged eight units at a recreational vehicle storage facility in Florence may total more than $5 million.

The Eugene Register-Guard reports ( ) Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue Fire Marshal Sean Barrett says the Tuesday fire at Pacific Pines RV Park and Storage appears to have started in a delivery van in one of the units.Read More »

Fire Damages Florence Storage Facility

By Jim McCoy Tue 16th June Newsfire

Fire heavily damaged a large RV and boat storage facility at the north end of Florence, Oregon.

Radio station KCST reports that firefighters arrived Tuesday morning to find heavy smoke billowing from the west side of the building.Read More »

Crews Battling Numerous Small Lightning-Caused Fires

By Jim McCoy Wed 10th June Newsfire

Firefighters are responding to a number of new lightning-caused fires across the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest including the 145 acre Rosebud Fire. The largest among the others is the Tom Fry Fire in the Gold Beach Ranger District.

As of this morning, a retardant line held around the 4-acre fire’s perimeter, and good progress was being made on a containment line.Read More »

Open Burn Gets Out of Control In Grants Pass

By Jim McCoy Wed 27th May Newsfire

A fire on New Hope Road in Grants Pass provides an example of how quickly a fire can get out of control.

A property was burning debris in an open fire in his back yard, when he noticed it had spread to a nearby field. Before he knew it, his shop was on fire. The Rural Metro Fire Department arrived at around 1 p.m.Read More »

Cause of Union Street Fire In Ashland Determined

By Jim McCoy Fri 3rd April Newsfire

Investigators have determined that the fire that occurred Tuesday on Union Street in Ashland was caused by an under floor gas furnace.Read More »

Arrest Made Related To School Fire

A 28-year-old man has been accused of burning down the cafeteria at South Albany High School, a fire that closed the school, destroyed its band and music equipment and disrupted lunchroom operations throughout the school system.

Police announced the arrest Thursday, a day after the early-morning fire.Read More »

Fire At South Albany High School

By Jim McCoy Wed 1st April NewsfireSouth Albany High School

A fire official in Albany, Oregon, says several dozen firefighters are battling a large blaze that started Wednesday morning in a high school cafeteria building.

The Greater Albany School District says no one has been hurt in the fire at South Albany High School, about 25 miles south of Salem.

Albany Fire spokeswoman Wanda Omdahl tells KOIN-TV ( More »


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