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Fire Damages Shop, Shed on Jasmine Ave. In Medford

By Jim McCoy Thu 23rd August Newsfire

An estimated $40,000 dollars damage was done to a shed and shop on Jasmine Avenue in southwest Medford this morning. The fire started in the shed that contained an unattended propane-fueled meat-smoking appliance that was in operation.Read More »

Garage Fire in Josephine County Under Investigation

By Jim McCoy Wed 22nd August Newsarsonfire

Rural/Metro and Grants Pass firefighters were called out Tuesday night to a detached garage fire at 2046 Allen Creek Road. Nobody was hurt, and an estimate thousand dollars damage was done.Read More »

No One Hurt In I-5 RV Fire

By Jim McCoy Mon 20th August Newsfire

A Medford couple walked away unhurt from the I-5 fire near Gold Hill that destroyed their motor home. The Mail Tribune reports 85-year-old Joy Adreon says she and her husband, 86-year-old Leon Adreon, were driving south on I-5 around 3:30 p.m. Sunday when they heard a large popping sound coming from their vehicle.Read More »

Fire Outside Napa Auto Parts In Grants Pass

By Jim McCoy Fri 10th August NewsfireGrants Pass news

Grants Pass police discovered a fire just after 1 a.m. this morning on Southeast 7th street, at the southeast corner of the Napa Auto Parts store. Firefighters were called in to fight the fire and extinguished it within minutes. The building suffered some damage, and that is still being assessed.Read More »

Fire Burns Home on Rogue River Highway

By Jim McCoy Thu 9th August NewsfireGrants Pass news

Grants Pass firefighters took on a fire Wednesday afternoon at 1527 Rogue River Highway. A fire that started in the garage spread to the home and a 75-foot tree.Read More »

Fire Hits Roadless Area in Southeastern Oregon

By Jim McCoy Thu 26th July Newsfire

Firefighters in southeastern Oregon are battling a blaze in a roadless area near the Nevada border where the grass and sagebrush has been dried out and moths have killed vegetation.
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Blackwell Road House Fire

By Jim McCoy Fri 20th July Newsfire

A fire did "significant damage" to a house on Blackwell Road this morning. A neighbor reported the blaze to Jackson County Fire District 3 after 9 a.m. 

Nobody was home at the time of the incident. The surrounding land and garage were unharmed.Read More »

Ashland Fire: Cause of Benson Way Fire "Undetermined"

By Jim McCoy Wed 18th July NewsAshland newsfire

The Ashland Fire Department says the cause of the fire at Alchemical Solutions, an organic distillery on Benson Way Friday is undetermined. Division Chief Marguerite Hickman says equipment used in distilling may have been the cause, but more testing would be needed at a forensic laboratory to be more specific.Read More »

Firefighters Conquer Large Blaze

By Jim McCoy Mon 16th July Newsfire

Oregon's largest wildfire in more than a century has been fully contained after burning more than 900 square miles- more than twice the size of Multnomah County. Fire information officer Trish Hogervorst says the Long Draw Fire in the southeast corner of Oregon was contained on Sunday night after crews took advantage of lower temperatures and higher humidity.Read More »

Explosion, Fire At Ashland Business

By Jim McCoy Fri 13th July NewsAshland newsfire

Ashland firefighters responded this morning to the report of an explosion and fire and Alchemical Solutions on Benson Way. Neighboring businesses needed to be evacuate. Nearby Crowson Road needed to be closed off for a period of time. The business is a distiller of organic high-proof alcohol. The cause of the fire is not known at this time, and at last report, there were still active flames.Read More »

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