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27 July 2013

UPDATE: Douglas Complex Fire Prompts Evacuations While Growing

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Update 10:30 AM, Sunday July 28: Late Saturday night Governor John Kitzhaber declared the Douglas Complex Fire a conflagration. More than 750 fire crews from around the region have been called in. ...

27 July 2013

Douglas County Fires

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Evacuation orders are in effect tonight for residents near the Douglas Complex fire which is burning near the Douglas and Josephine county lines. NBC-5's Roma Villavicencio went to the command post ...

27 July 2013

Valley's Smoke Filled Air Bad for Health

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With all the smoke filling the Southern Oregon skies, it's taking its toll on our health. NBC-5's Dr. Robin Miller says try to stay indoors, especially those with emphysema, asthma, or lung disease. ...

27 July 2013

Illinois Valley Fire District Seeks Volunteers

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Calling all volunteers, the Illinois Valley Fire District is asking for your help. Call volumes in the area are increasing and staff numbers are at an all-time low. That's why fire officials say the ...

27 July 2013

Pooches Shampooed to Help Raise Money

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A free dog wash and brushing treatment to help raise money for the Southern Oregon Humane Society was held in Medford today at Cascade Self Storage. This year the Humane Society honored Jannette Kro ...

26 July 2013

Firefighters Keeping Up With The Rash Of Fires

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Local

Jesse Smart with the Oregon Department of Forestry had Friday off but when thunder struck in Josephine County... "Working out here in 100 degree sun  beating down on you." His day changed and here ...

26 July 2013

Serial Arson Investigation

Written by Craig Smullin, Posted in Local

New details from Medford Police in their ongoing serial arson investigation. A serial arsonist has now set fire to 14 vacant homes in West Medford in the last year and a half... and police are worki ...

26 July 2013

Collecting Signatures to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local

It's official. On Friday, people kicked off a new push to legalize same-sex marriage in Oregon. It'll be a long road ahead for petitioners like Echo Fields. "[It's] the official petition to legalize ...

26 July 2013

Overnight Fire Claims The Life of One Man

Written by Kyle Aevermann, Posted in Local

Tragedy strikes in Cave Junction, 57 year old Kendell Phillips died when his home caught fire and he went back in to rescue the family cat. His wife Tammy survived the fire, while the cat was not fo ...

26 July 2013

Air Tankers Take Off to Fight Fires

Written by Jennifer Elliott, Posted in Local

Fire season brings clouds of red and buckets of water to the skies of Southern Oregon.Today, several air tankers are battling blaze after blaze in Josephine and Douglas County.     So how does i ...