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.

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 »


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