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Gopher Fire update: 354 acres, 35% contained

PROSPECT, OR – The Gopher Fire burning in the Sky Lakes Wilderness is now 35% contained and remains at 354 acres. On September 5, lightning strikes sparked five small fires about 11 miles east of Prospect in the perimeter of 2008’s Middle Fork Fire. Those …

New generation learns about 9/11 in textbooks

MEDFORD, Ore — Many remember Sept. 11, 2001 like it was yesterday. Now, there’s an entire generation of Americans who weren’t even alive for that unforgettable day. “I was in third grade, so I was eight years old,” Genesis, resident, said. Many recall …

First responders get free Labor Day meals

WHITE CITY, Ore. — First responders across the country got a “thank you” for working on Labor Day, including here in the Rogue Valley. Since 2002, Olive Garden has served more than 12,000 free meals. They say it’s a way to give …

Power line failure sparks grass fire

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Rural Metro Fire said a power line failure caused a grass fire along Meadowlark Lane on the northern end of Colonial Valley late Friday night. Rural Metro and ODF firefighters quickly put the fire out. The fire grew to approximately 1/10th …

Local hotshot crew fight fires in Canada

ALBERTA, Canada – An elite local hotshot crew is on it’s way to the Canadian province of Alberta today to help fight over two dozen wildfires. The group of twenty firefighters left the Rogue Valley yesterday and are expected to arrive within …