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.

Fire Rips Through Medford Duplex

By Jim McCoy Thu 26th June Newsfire
Fire destroyed a Bryant Street duplex in Medford this morning. It was reported at just after 2:30. There were two people inside the duplex, with one being treated for smoke inhalation. The fire reportedly started in the area of the front doorway near a sofa. About 40-thousand dollars damage was done. The cause is under investigation.

Fire Tears Through Medford Warehouse

By Jim McCoy Wed 25th June Newsfire
A fire tore through a warehouse in the downtown Medford area early this morning. No one was injured, but the building in the 200 block of Fir Street is a total loss. Fire investigator Chase Browning tells the Medford Mail Tribune that heavy equipment will be brought in to help with efforts to help determine the cause of the fire.

Fire On Rogue River Drive Appears To Be Arson

By Jim McCoy Mon 14th April Newsarsonfire
Authorities are investigating a fire that occurred in an unoccupied home on Rogue River Drive Saturday night at 10:44 p.m. Investigators say it appears multiple people have been coming and going from the home valued at 70-thousand dollars. Several sleeping bags had been found inside.Read More »

Major Fire Hits Roseburg Furniture Store

By Jim McCoy Mon 17th March NewsfireKuebler's Furniture
What the fire marshal calls a "pretty substantial fire" has caused major damage at a Roseburg furniture store. The News-Review ( reports smoke was seen coming from Kuebler's Furniture shortly after closing time Sunday, about 5 p.m. Fire Marshal Tony DiMare says crews were able to save two furniture trucks and a van.Read More »

Apartment Fire Caused By Cigarette

By Jim McCoy Tue 11th March Newsfire
A cigarette discarded into a planter is being blame for a fire at an apartment complex on Fruitdale Avenue in Grants Pass at around 4:43 this morning. A neighbor was awakened by the smell of smoke, knocked on the door of the apartment and tried putting down the flames in the planter with water. Fire crews and police arrived within four minutes of the alarm.Read More »

Fire Destroys Central Point Garage

By Jim McCoy Wed 5th February Newsfire
No one was hurt when a storage garage in the 4000 block of North Pacific Highway in Central Point burned to the ground Tuesday night. It was reported at 10:03 p.m. By the time crews arrived, the fire fully engulfed the building. Because the structure was isolated in a field, there was no risk of its spread to other buildings. The cause of the blaze is being investigated.

BREAKING NEWS: Update On Marie Callendar's Fire Investigation

By Jim McCoy Fri 20th December NewsfireMarie Callendar's
Medford Fire and Rescue says they have determined the cause of the fire at Marie Callendar's last week. After digging through debris and studying fire patterns, investigators have surmised the fire started in the attic above the office and was caused by an electrical failure. The fire caused approximately $2 million in damage. There were no injuries to firefighters or restaurant employees.Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Fire Destroys Eagle Point Barn

By Jim McCoy Thu 19th December Newsfire
A morning fire has destroyed an Eagle Point barn. The Mail Tribune newspaper reports ( ) that crews arrived shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday to find a fully engulfed structure, and focused on preventing the fire's spread to nearby wildland. No injuries have been reported.Read More »

Competitors Lend Help To Medford Marie Callenders

By Jim McCoy Tue 17th December NewsfireMarie Callenders
At least seven other restaurants in Medford have offered jobs to some of the 30 employees who lost their jobs when a fire Saturday destroyed a Marie Callender's restaurant. The area director for J&A Food Service, Marie Cole, said the Medford community reached out, with competitors offering to help the displaced workers. Cole told the Mail Tribune ( the MariRead More »


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