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Crews mopping up fire in Grants Pass - KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2
Fire crews responded to the fire around 3:20 PM and with the help of Oregon Department of Forestry, Rural Metro, Rogue River, Grants Pass, District 3 and Jackson County, crews were able to get a handle on the fire quickly.
Man's body found in S. Oregon wildfire area
Detectives unsure yet if he died before or in firePeninger Fire burned nearly 100 acres in Central Point (Photo: Jackson County Sheriff's Office)CENTRAL POINT, Ore. - Jackson County authorities said a man’s body was found Thursday in the area burned by a nearly 100-acre wildfire in Central Point Tue
Police investigating death near Grants Pass railroad tracks
Officers found Jeffrey Tipton, 44, dead. The Medical Examiner's office determined the death was not criminal in nature.
Evacuation Warnings Issued East of Grants Pass Due to Taylor Creek Fire
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Areas east of Grants Pass are now under a Level 2 "Be Set" evacuation warning, according to the Josephine County Sheriff's Office (JCSO). The Taylor Creek Fire, part of the Garner Complex, continues to burn in that area.
Police Log: Man is digging holes in an aggressive manner
Theodora Veronica Rich, 26, of Wolf Creek, on suspicion of attempting to elude a police officer by vehicle, attempting to elude a police officer on foot, interfering with a police officer, obstructing justice, methamphetamine possession, reckless driving and recklessly endangering another person.
Detectives find body within the perimeter of Penninger Fire
Thursday morning, JCSO and Fire District 3 officials canvased the fire area, by helicopter, to asses fire damage and needs for future law enforcement on fire suppression efforts along the Bear Creek Greenway.
Crews responding to a wildfire in Rogue River
ROGUE RIVER, Ore. —News 10 has heard reports of a fire in between Interstate five and Highway 99, just before mile marker 52 on I-5.At last check it's 15 acres.Oregon Department of Forestry says two helicopters are dropping water on the interior of the fire.Foothill Boulevard is closed at the 4000 b
Tractor operator dies trying to suppress Oregon wildfire
In this Tuesday, July 17, 2018 photo, firefighters respond to a wildfire in Central Point, Ore. The Emergency Conflagration Act announced early Wednesday allows the Oregon fire marshal to mobilize resources from around the state to protect homes. (Jamie Lusch/The Medford Mail Tribune via AP)
Hendrix Fire prompts Level 2, Level 3 evacuation notices
RUCH, Ore. —The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is issuing evacuation notices to 35 addresses because of the Hendrix Fire. Rescue teams are going door-to-door notifying residents.The Rogue-River Siskiyou National Forest Service says the fire started on July 15, 2018 from lightening that came down fr
770 homes under evacuation in Spokane; Fires burning near Medford, The Dalles in Oregon
SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say some 770 homes have been issued evacuation notices because of a wildfire in Spokane, and firefighters are battling blazes in The Dalles and Central Point, Ore.Spokane Valley Firefighters said on Twitter at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday that 770 occupancies were under level one, tw
Wimer fire most stubborn of 65 still burning
Six to seven fires are burning in the area, sending smoke visible from Wimer. The Oregon Department of Forestry said in its most recent update that “countless aerial resources were dedicated to this incident until sundown” Tuesday. The fire grew rapidly in the triple-digit heat, the update said.
Toddler burned at splash park
“I got the phone call that Paisley had stepped on a metal cover and burned her feet,” Welch said Tuesday from the hospital. “They were headed to the closest hospital. By the time she got there, she had pulled off the big blisters. The doctors said they’re second-degree burns, and that’s only because
Lightning Strikes Cause 55 Confirmed Fires, Forestry Crews Responding
MEDFORD, Ore. — About 1,000 lightning strikes from thunderstorms that rolled through the Rogue Valley on Sunday started at least 55 fires, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF). Many of those fires are still actively burning as crews hurry to contain them.
New Grass Fire in Burn Scar near Grants Pass
GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- The Oregon Department of Safety is responding to another fire in Josephine County. This one is in the 4400 block of Foothill Blvd., according to the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety.
Fire burns behind Family Fun Center
Firefighters from multiple agencies are responding to a fire burning in the vicinity of Hamrick Road and East Vilas Road near Central Point. Details are scarce at this point, but early reports suggested that orchard smudge pots still partially filled with oil were contributing to the heavy smoke.Dis
Residents recount fleeing Central Point fire
At least two senior living facilities, a veterinary clinic, Sonic Drive-In, multiple hotels and gas stations were evacuated as police cleared a two-mile radius in advance of the wind-driven, three-alarm fire.
Grape truck tips on I-5 NB, makes traffic jam near Oregon/California border
ASHLAND, Ore. – A semi truck hauling grapes overturned on Interstate 5 northbound south of Ashland on Wednesday morning.Crews had to offload the fresh green and purple grapes from the semi trailer before trying to right it and move it off of the fast lane.Initial reports state the truck driver rolle
Garner Complex, Wagner Creek Complex update - KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2
According to the Oregon Department of Forestry, the fires started after a thunderstorm passed through the area and put down over 1,000 lightning strikes.
Another grass fire breaks out on the Bear Creek Greenway
CENTRAL POINT, Ore. —[Update 7/17 5:03]There is a Level 3 "Go!" evacuation for the Jackson County Expo as well as a one to two mile radius from there.Oregon Department of Transportation says both the north and southbound off-ramps on Interstate 5 at exit 33 are closed. Motorists are encouraged to av
Lightning sparks dozens of small fires in SW Oregon
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