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Teen Blamed For Fire At Bend Transient Camp

By Jim McCoy Mon 15th July Newsfire
Investigators say a 14-year-old girl is to blame for a fire that broke out Thursday at a transient camp near Bend and burned nearly four acres of trees and sagebrush. The Deschutes County sheriff's office says the fire likely spread from a fire pit near her tent that was not properly extinguished the night before. KTVZ reports the girl was cited on charges of reckless burning, reRead More »

Medford Church Fire May Have Been Intentionally Set

By Jim McCoy Fri 5th July NewsarsonfireZion Lutheran Church
Authorities are investigating a suspicious fire at the Zion Lutheran Church in Medford they were called out to after 2 a.m.Read More »

Fire At Cave Junction Post Office

A fire that occurred overnight has destroyed the post office in Cave Junction. A postal service spokesman says the building is likely a “total loss.’ Arrangements are being for post office box customers in Cave Junction to pick up their mail at the post office in Selma. There are no details yet on the fire’s cause or whether or not any injuries occurred.

Woman, Pets Escape Central Point Condo Fire

By Jim McCoy Mon 13th May Newsfire
Fired damaged a two-story condominium this morning at 544 Village Drive in Central Point. Firefighters saved a number of pets, including a Chihuahua, though a bearded dragon did not survive. A woman living downstairs first noticed the fire at around 8:50 a.m., reflecting on a car window as she looked outside. She escaped safely, and firefighters were able to rescue her dog.Read More »

Family Escapes Early Morning Fire In Medford

By Jim McCoy Fri 10th May NewsfireMedford Fire & Rescue
The residents of a home in the 200 block of Chestnut Street in Medford safely escaped a fire that destroyed their home today. Firefighters say it will be difficult to determine the cause of the blaze due to the heavy damage in the home. Neighbors reported the fire at 3:08 a.m. When trucks arrived, flames had engulfed 50 to 75 percent of the home.Read More »

Report: Over Half of Last Weekend's Fires Human Caused, Greater Caution Urged

Fire officials are urging greater care by rural landowners with burn piles. Of the 65 Oregon wildfires that burned over the weekend, 36 were human caused. Some lands have already been closed to burning.Read More »

Another Suspicious Fire Burns A Vacant Home

By Jim McCoy Thu 2nd May Newsarsonfire
Just days after Medford Police announced that there were a number of suspicious fires occurring in vacant homes, another empty home burned last night. At 5:45 p.m., firefighters were called out to an empty home at 1914 Prune Street that had been set on fire. The bank-owned home was heavily damaged in the garage, and there was smoke damage throughout the residence.Read More »

Oregon Fire Marshal: No Child Fire Fatalities in 2012

By Jim McCoy Fri 22nd March NewsfireOregon fire marshal
The Oregon Fire Marshal’s office is happy to report there were no child fatalities in Oregon fires last year. This is the first year in which this has happened. 22 adults perished in fires in 2012 and 236 civilian injuries. Of the deaths, 62-percent were adults over the age of 60.Read More »

Monday Night Fire Breaks Out In East Medford Home

By Jim McCoy Tue 19th March NewsfireMedford Fire & Rescue
Medford firefighters responded to a call at 10:09 a.m. Monday night from an east Medford home. Home owners became suspicious when a computer made a weird noise and suddenly shut off. After searching their home, they discovered a fire in the garage. After unsuccessfully trying to extinguish it, they called 911. When crews arrived, they found the fire spread to the attic.Read More »

Medford Home Fire Self-Extinguished

By Jim McCoy Tue 12th March Newsfire
A fire that occurred in a Medford home at 1150 East Main over the weekend appears to have put itself out. The homeowners were out of town when the fire occurred. They returned home Monday night to find their basement flooded, and their house full of soot and smoke. Damage was confined to the basement. It’s speculated the fire was doused from a spray of water released from a severed line.Read More »

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