Merlin

Transient camp fires a problem, even in winter

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – Debris and burnt wood is all that’s left after firefighters extinguished a fire at a transient camp Tuesday in Josephine County near the intersection of Highland Ave. and Donaldson Rd. Multiple firefighting agencies in Josephine County jumped into action, …

Wildlife Images closes due to storm damage

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A non-profit that helps injured wildlife is in need of some help of its own. The most recent storm left Wildlife Images damaged and without power, leaving some animals without a home. Downed trees ruined portions of their …

Crews fighting fire near Quartz Creek

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — Rural Metro Fire and Oregon Department of Forestry are actively fighting a fire above Quartz Creek near Merlin and Hugo. Rural Metro says the size of the fire is between 8 to 12 acres. No homes or structures …

Child hit by car, driver ruled not at-fault

MERLIN, Ore.– An eight-year-old boy from Merlin is in the hospital Thursday after being hit by a car. Witnesses at the scene said the school bus dropped off the boy on Pleasant Valley Road near Peach Street Wednesday afternoon. As it started …