CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — When it comes to fighting fires like Almeda and the many others that sparked just one week ago, the conditions can have firefighters switching up their tactics by the minute. “It’s like taking a hairdryer and ...

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — The Slater Fire that started in Siskiyou County, California is threatening the Illinois Valley. It’s now burned approximately 122,000 acres. Heavy smoke and cooler temperatures slowed down fire activity recently, allowing crews to get more progress. ...

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Crews still trying to get a hold of the South Obenchain fire. It’s burned nearly 30,000 acres in the upper Rogue area since Tuesday afternoon. High winds pushed the fire a few miles from Shady Cove ...

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Firefighters put out a shed fire out in Central Point Wednesday due to welding equipment. A neighbor told NBC5 she looked out her window and saw high flames come from across the street. She called 911, ...

LAKE COUNTY, Ore. — The safety of fire crews has an added layer this wildfire season with COVID-19 risks both in the field and in camps. The Ben Young Fire in Lake County has crews from the U.S. Forest Service, ...

MEDFORD, Ore. —  Firefighters are on the lookout for lightning strikes which could start fires across the region this weekend and into next week. Temperatures will rise again over 100-degrees as dry conditions continue. Lightning storms pose serious challenges and ...

MEDFORD, Ore. – Two years ago, a lightning storm rolled through the area causing more than 100 fires throughout the region. Communities and wildlife were threatened, much of it from fires that started on July 15th. After a dry winter ...

MEDFORD, Ore. – Wednesday morning was a busy one for Medford firefighters. Multiple fires sparked on southbound I-5, just south of exit 27. Battalion Chief Kip Gray said “it was most likely caused by sparks by a vehicle as they ...

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Staying 6 feet apart and minimizing close contact is not proving easy for local firefighters as they enter the busiest season of the year. Rural Metro’s Division Chief Austin Prince says the agency brought on 14 ...

PROSPECT, Ore. – A woman is in the hospital with serious injuries Tuesday after falling 40 feet in prospect. Jackson County Fire District 3 says she fell while taking a photo near a bridge close to the Avenue of Boulders. ...

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