Medford Transitional Home Fire

By Jim McCoy Wed 12th November Newsfire
12 residents of a transitional home in Medford were forced to flee during a fire at around 4 a.m. this morning. One had to be rescued by firefighters on the first floor of the two and a half story structure housing people recovering from substance abuse at 700 Nobility Drive off of King's Highway. Another resident jumped out of a window to escape, and was injured.Read More »

Chimney Fire Burns Hugo Home

By Jim McCoy Wed 12th November Newsfire
$50,000 damage was done to a home in Hugo as the result of a chimney fire Tuesday night. At 8:45 p.m., a Rural/Metro fire crew arrived at 900 Templin Avenue to find the blaze escaped the chimney and started burning in the attic and wall spaces of the two-story home. The occupants escaped to safety.Read More »

Fire Sprinkler Controls Blaze At Auto Dealership

By Jim McCoy Wed 22nd October NewsAirport Chevroletfire
A fire sprinkler system is being credited with helping to control a fire tat brek out this morning at an auto dealership. At 7:24 a.m., an alarm sounded at Airport Chevrolet. As firefighters were en route to the auto retailer, there was a report of smoke, upgrading firefighter response. Two additional engines were sent from Medford, plus an engine from Fire District 3.Read More »

Fire In Garage Of Medford Home

By Jim McCoy Tue 14th October News2300 block of Temple Drivefire
A home in the 2300 block of Temple Drive of Medford was the scene of a fire this morning. At 4:53 a.m., firefighters received the 911 call and arrived at the scene within five minutes. Crews arrived to find the home’s occupants safely out of the home. The garage and the roof over the garage were damaged by the fire, and there was smoke damage inside the home.Read More »

Thursday Morning Fire Destroys Barn On South Stage Road

By Jim McCoy Wed 8th October Newsfire
A barn on South Stage Road in Medford was destroyed by fire this morning. At 9:35 a.m., firefighters received the report of the blaze. They arrived to find the barn engulfed in flames. The fire was controlled within 10 minutes- according to the Medford Mail Tribune ( but the barn and the farming equipment stored inside were a total loss.Read More »

Officers Say Corvallis Fire Was Human Caused

By Jim McCoy Tue 9th September NewsCorvallisfire
Authorities say a wildfire that gave Corvallis a scare over the weekend was human caused. Fire Prevention Officer Jim Patton tells the Gazette-Times ( ) that investigators won't reveal the details.Read More »

Reeves Creek Fire Update: Level One Evacuation for Wild Park Lane

By Jim McCoy Tue 29th July NewsfireReeves Creek Fire
Firefighters have nearly contained a wildfire that threatened seven rural homes in drought-parched woods about 15 miles southwest of Grants Pass. Oregon Department of Forestry spokesman Brian Ballou says the Reeves Creek fire was spotted Monday evening between the communities of Selma and Kerby a few miles east of U.S. Highway 199.Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Fire Precaution Level Raised To "Extreme"

By Jim McCoy Fri 18th July NewsfireOregon Department of Forestry
The recent heat wave is elevating fire precautions in Southwest Oregon. TO offer a detailed look at those restrictions and what they mean, here is a press release from the Oregon Department of Forestry..... "A long period of temperatures hovering around 100 degrees has cooked southwest Oregon vegetation into a tinder-dry condition.Read More »

Details Surface On Dramatic Fire In Springfield

By Jim McCoy Fri 18th July NewsfireSpringfield Plywood
A dramatic fire at a plywood mill in the Willamette Valley community of Springfield, Oregon, has badly damaged the complex and prompted a brief evacuation notice for surrounding neighborhoods. The Register-Guard reported ( that a police officer at the scene said all Springfield Plywood and Veneer mill employees were accounted for.Read More »

Lightning Sparks Fires

By Jim McCoy Thu 3rd July Newsfirelightning
More than 1,900 lightning strikes were reported Wednesday in south central Oregon. A fire management partnership for state and federal agencies says firefighters responded to 32 fires in the area. The largest was contained at 2 acres.


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