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ODF puts eyes in the skies for smoke search

 CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — As the year’s busiest week for lightning passes, the work for crews is just beginning. “The rain initially really helped us out in keeping those fires small,” said Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District Public Information Officer …

Fatal helicopter crash reported south of Ashland

Update 10:41 p.m. — Jackson County Sheriff’s Office reports that the downed helicopter was located, with one fatality. The Sheriff’s Office is not releasing the decedent’s name or the circumstances surrounding the crash. They did say the aircraft was found in a …

Miles fire 4 percent contained

PROSPECT, Ore. — Firefighters are continuing to protect structure near the Miles fire as it continues to spread. Over forty different agencies provided structure protection under the command of the Oregon State Fire Marshal. 1,018 structure have been checked on Friday and …

Locals take off on Ashland Airport Day

ASHLAND, Ore.– Hundreds came out to enjoy the beautiful weather for Ashland Airport Day along with the assortment of helicopters, planes and furry friends available throughout the day. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., residents were given free admission to the Ashland …

Third Coast Guard rescue this week

BROOKINGS, Ore. – It’s been a busy week for the U.S. Coast Guard in Oregon. On Thursday a woman had to be rescued by helicopter in Brookings, on the southwest side of Chetco Point Park. The Coast Guard’s North Bend sector tells …

Man rescued after fall from Crater Lake

Crater Lake National Park, Ore.- A man was rescued Sunday after falling into the caldera at Crater Lake. According to park rangers, about 3 p.m. Sunday, the 22-year-old man slipped in the snow, fell over the rim and landed a thousand feet …