Fire

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 …

Cannabis shed burns south of Grants Pass

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – A cannabis drying operation went up in flames in Josephine County, making it the second such incident in the past few days. Rural Metro Fire said during the early morning hours of October 11, a small cannabis drying …

Barn full of hemp goes up in flames

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – A barn full of harvested hemp burned down early Thursday morning. The Illinois Valley Fire District said just after 1:00 a.m. on October 10, they responded to a structure fire in the 4000 block of Deer Creek Road …