firefighting

City of Ashland authorizes infrared drone

ASHLAND, Ore. — The city of Ashland is looking to pilot a new program that could help firefighters during wildfires. The city is considering getting an infrared drone. It can detect heat to tell firefighters where a fire is most active especially …

Firefighting efforts costing taxpayers

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — It’s been quite the start to fire season. With many wildfires burning across Southern Oregon and Northern California. And the flames aren’t just burning through land, they’re also burning through cash. Tens of millions of dollars are being …

Night operations on the Miles fire

TRAIL, Ore. — Firefighting operations on the Miles fire don’t just end when the sun goes down. “On average, we’re out here as long as necessary. A minimum of 13 hours, as long as needed,” said crew boss trainee Alberto Gomez. In …