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 …

Rural Metro Fire purchase new ATV

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Rural Metro Fire purchased an all-terrain vehicle to help in the rough terrain across the county. Its main function is to help first responders rescue injured firefighters. Rural Metro Fire had the vehicle for about six months now. The …

Downed power lines cause potential hazards

GRANT PASS, Ore – A damaged power line sparked a small fire last night in Grants Pass. While the fire burned only a tenth of an acre, downed power lines are a concern for firefighters. Downed power lines often lead to homes without …

Fatal crash on Redwood Hwy at Hayes Hill

WONDER, Ore. — Around 5 PM Sunday evening, Rural Metro fire, AMR Josephine County and Illinois Valley Fire District responded to a head on crash on Redwood Highway at Hayes Hill. Rural Metro says four occupants had to be extricated from the …