WHITE CITY, Ore. – Fire District 3 Battalion Chief’s truck is getting an upgrade. The truck is now equipped with a rooftop mounted box which houses a drone. This enhances firefighters ability to access and monitor emergencies and conduct search ...

Author: Richard Engel, NBC News U.S. officials are closely monitoring mounting tensions in the Middle East after hundreds of Iranian missiles filled the sky over Israel Saturday night. Israel’s war cabinet met Monday morning to discuss its response to this ...

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore.– More firefighters are being brought in, to fight the Rum Creek Fire as they prepare for more fire activity over the weekend. As of Thursday, there’s almost 2,000 fire personnel working the fire. Smoke is still keeping ...

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Bear Creek Greenway is always a huge fire risk in the summer months. Four fires were extinguished in Medford this past weekend alone. Now, local agencies are working on a new program to keep a closer ...

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – An aerial drone is helping crews on the ground fighting the Klondike Fire burning in Josephine County. Drones are increasingly being used to map fires and find hot spots that would otherwise go unnoticed until they ...

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – Police are investigating an incident involving a drone interfering with firefighting operations related to the Miles Fire. There is a Temporary Flight Restriction over all wildfires due to the hazards citizen-operated aircraft present to firefighting aircraft. ...

MERLIN, Ore.– The future of fighting wildfires may be closer than you think. As thousands of personnel work the fire lines along the Garner Complex in Josephine County, air support is vital in getting to hard to reach places within ...

UMPQUA NATIONAL FOREST, Ore. – In early August 2017, lightning storms swept over forests in southern Oregon. U.S. Forest Service managers watched as the storms sparked dozens of fires. “We confirmed 42 fires; we know more will be confirmed today,” ...

White City, Ore. — Someone takes aim at a drone and shoots it out of the sky. It happened in White City, and tonight, the man who owns it is trying to track down the person responsible. Medford resident Charles ...

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Ore. – Aircraft assisting ground crews fighting the Miller Complex had to be grounded after two hang gliders entered restricted airspace around the fires, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The August 19 incursion prompted fire ...

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