As temperatures drop, you might be using your fireplace more often. NBC5 News spoke with Rural Metro Fire Operations Chief, Austin Prince, about how chimney and wood stove owners can help prevent flue fires. Prince says the flue, the long ...

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore.– As Thanksgiving approaches, local fire officials are encouraging everyone to stay safe, especially in the kitchen. Cooking a thanksgiving meal can pose a number of safety risks and local fire departments have tips to keep you and ...

MEDFORD, Ore. – Josephine County officials held a town hall meeting to discuss adding a new fire district, funded by property taxes. This meeting comes after one of two private owned fire districts serving the area closed its doors. That ...

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – Weeks after a rural fire company closed in Josephine County, commissioners are once again considering creating a new fire district. County Fire Department, a privately owned company, officially closed its doors July 1. It served the ...

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Multiple agencies responded to a heavy structure fire in Grants Pass Saturday that destroyed a home and several vehicles. Rural Metro said around 4:30 Saturday afternoon, someone stopped by their North Valley Station and reported a ...

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – Dwen Laughlin said she goes to the Applegate River all the time with her sons. But this past Saturday, she found herself in a situation she never thought she’d be in. “I’m a really strong swimmer ...

GALICE, Ore. – A camper and her dog are missing and thought to have drowned, after an incident at Indian Mary County Park on Friday. Rural Metro Fire said the incident happened at the park’s boat ramp into the Rogue ...

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – An escaped debris burn, burned through six properties in grants pass Saturday. Rural Metro said at around 4 pm Saturday they got a call about a vegetation fire in the 2,000 block of Allen Creek Road. ...

MURPHY, Ore. Rural Metro Fire helped contain a burning motorhome Friday morning. A disabled RV was found fully involved at the 200 block of Hillview drive according to the agency. Rural Metro said the fire posed no threat to nearby ...

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – For the first time since 2018, new recruits with Rural Metro Fire Department took part in a Burn to Learn event on Saturday. These teams of new firefighters worked together to extinguish multiple fires in a ...

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