Fire

ARC building up in flames, cause is unknown

MEDFORD, Ore.– Smoke and flames poured out of the roof of a building Sunday belonging to the local nonprofit Addiction Recovery Center. Employees told NBC5 News that the building was used for outpatient needs and educational purposes. It was not residential. Many …

New app expands coverage for Fire District #5

PHOENIX, Ore.– Jackson County Fire District #5 is expanding the range of its communication with a new mobile app. The app was released at the beginning of October. Residents can use it to communicate with the department directly by sending photos, asking …

Medford announces new Fire Chief

Medford, Ore. —  The City of Medford has announced the new Fire Chief for Medford Fire-Rescue. Eric Thompson will be the new chief beginning in January of 2020. Thompson will replace Chief Brian Fish who announced his retirement in June. Fish will stay …

Crews fighting fire near Quartz Creek

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — Rural Metro Fire and Oregon Department of Forestry are actively fighting a fire above Quartz Creek near Merlin and Hugo. Rural Metro says the size of the fire is between 8 to 12 acres. No homes or structures …

Small wildfire reported east of Eagle Point

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – Crews worked to tackle a small wildfire in Jackson County Thursday night. Around 6:40 p.m. on October 24, the Oregon Department of Forestry said their firefighters were working with the Bureau of Land Management crews on fighting the …

Fry Peak fire burns 10 acres in Rogue River

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Oregon Department of Forestry crews are working to contain a ten acre fire around the Pleasant Creek area near Rogue River. The Fry Peak fire was reported Sunday evening. The Oregon Department of Forestry sent out two hand …