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Morning Fire Quickly Extinguished at Erickson Air Crane

By Jim McCoy Thu 20th December NewsErickson Air Cranefire
Firefighters from Jackson County Fire District Three and Medford Fire and Rescue quickly put down a fire reported at 4:40 a.m. today at Erickson Air Crane. Security personnel were the only employees at the scene at the time of its start and made the emergency call. Crews are saying the blaze started when an air compressor caught fire. Firefighters are investigating the cause.Read More »

Early Morning Medford Fire Damages Cars, Carport

By Jim McCoy Mon 3rd December Newsfire
About $100,000 damage was done from a carport fire at an apartment complex on Oak Grove Road in Medford this morning. The carport and three cars, and the blaze may well have totaled a 4th vehicle. Firefighters responded to a 2:30 a.m. call. No one was injured. Firefighters kept the fire from spreading to the apartments, however a window was broken out, likely from the heat.Read More »

Early Morning Fire at Vacant Medford Home Prompts Evacuation

By Jim McCoy Wed 28th November Newsfire
A 3 a.m. fire at 414 West Jackson in Medford prompted the evacuation of two neighboring homes. It spread to the home next door at 412 West Jackson. The resident and her cats made it out of the home safely. The cause is unknown. No one was injured.

Fire At Boise Cascade

By Jim McCoy Tue 9th October NewsBoise Cascadefire
There was a fire at the Boise Cascade mill on North Pacific Highway this morning. Fortunately no one was injured. It started in a wood chip storage bin and affected another. Crews from Jackson County Fire District 3 cooled the bins with water.Read More »

Fire Destroys Shop on Eagle Point Property

By Jim McCoy Tue 28th August NewsEagle Point newsfire

Fire investigators are working today to try to determine what may have caused a shop fire at 377 Dahlia Terrace in Eagle Point Monday night at around 8 p.m. The building was described as a “complete loss” by battalion chief  Myron Harvey of Jackson County Fire District 3.Read More »

Passerby Alerts Residents, Fire Department To Fire

By Jim McCoy Fri 24th August NewsfireGrants Pass news

An alert passerby in Grants Pass this morning helped keep a residential fire from becoming a tragedy. Daron Dawson was driving to work on Williams Highway when he saw smoke coming from what looked like an open burn on Bryan Court.Read More »

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 »

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