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House fire affects two Central Point homes

Central Point, Ore. — A home in Central Point is a complete loss, and a neighboring home is significantly damaged after becoming swiftly engulfed in flames overnight. Multiple units responded to the fire on Brookdale Drive in Central Point right around 12:15 …

Josephine Co. Courthouse evacuated

Grants Pass, Ore. — The Josephine County Courthouse was briefly evacuated due to a suspicious package. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said officers and OSP troopers responded to reports of a suspicious package at the courthouse just before 2:00 Wednesday …

Gas line breaks at popular shopping center

Medford, Ore– Shoppers and employees alike were evacuated Wednesday morning from a popular Medford shopping center because of a natural gas leak. Police blocked parking lot traffic and kept shoppers and employees from entering the Bear Creek Shopping center on Biddle Road …

Thousands flee Alberta, Canada wildfire

Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada – A wildfire raging in Alberta, Canada is forcing residents out, and fast. The fire exploded overnight, jumping a highway and a waterway, burning several homes and a trailer park. Officials say the fire has charred well over …

Oregon flooding forces evacuations

Portland, Ore. — (KGW) Firefighters in Milwaukie used rafts to rescue eight people from their homes after heavy rains hit the Portland area and caused widespread flooding Monday. Approximately 50 people were forced to evacuate their homes. More rain is expected Tuesday …