Rural Metro Fire

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 …

Talks of new fire district in Josephine County

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — A new fire district is being considered in Josephine County that would cover residents who currently live in structurally unprotected areas. According to Firesmart Merlin, The idea is something that has been brought up before. In 2010, voters …

Fatal rollover on I-5

SUNNY VALLEY, Ore. – Investigators are releasing more information about a fatal rollover crash on Interstate 5. Oregon State Police said on evening, a Nissan Versa driven by 84-year-old Grants Pass resident George Kachigian was traveling northbound on I-5 between Wolf Creek …