ILLINOIS VALLEY, Ore. —The Illinois Valley Fire Chief has accepted an 8-year contract with the district. Chief John Holmes says, he thanks the board of directors for the contract. He says he looks forward to the coming years, as he ...

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore.— The Illinois Valley Fire District says updated infrared mapping shows the Slater Fire is at 137,000 acres. Previous reports said the fire was at 140,000 acres. The district says there have not been any confirmed structures lost ...

GRANTS PASS, Ore— Multiple firefighting agencies in Josephine County came together early Monday morning to prepare for wildfire season. The Grants Pass Wildland Fire Readiness Drill included Grants Pass Fire Rescue, Rural Metro Fire Department, Rogue River Fire District, Illinois ...

SELMA, Ore.– First responders answered a call for a structure fire in Selma early Sunday morning. Illinois Valley Fire District received calls around 4 a.m. to a home on the 18002 block of Redwood Highway. Firefighters say smoke detectors did go ...

SELMA, Ore.– Two neighboring houses in Selma were damaged early Friday morning in what police believe to be two separate fires started intentionally. Investigators are still remaining tight-lipped about the incident as they look into a cause. However, firefighters say ...

ILLINOIS VALLEY, Ore.– *UPDATE*: The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that 63-year-old Russel Wilcox has been found deceased. On Friday afternoon, the sheriff’s office was notified about an unoccupied vehicle located down an embankment on a forest service road south of Takilma by ...

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore.–  Several fires in the Illinois Valley Saturday had firefighters scrambling to put them out. However, it wasn’t just the fires that were causing trouble. When a fire breaks out every second is crucial. So when somebody trying to snap ...

JOSEPHINE COUNTY – American Medical Response in Josephine County has ended its partnership with Mercy Flights. That means those who are subscribed to the current program with them, called Paramed, will only be receiving coverage for ground transportation starting in ...

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — The Illinois Valley Fire District responded to a two-vehicle crash in the 3600 block of Rockydale road Saturday afternoon. It happened just before 2 p.m. According to IVFD, one of the vehicles was flipped on its side. The driver ...

ILLINOIS VALLEY, Ore.– A mattress fire in Illinois Valley decimated a mobile home late Sunday night. According to Illinois Valley Fire District, a mobile home in Selma caught on fire after a mattress fell on top of a propane heater. ...

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