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Preparing for fire season: defensible space

MERLIN, Ore. – With fire season around the corner, fire departments are encouraging local residents to use their time at home wisely by setting up defensible space around the house. Rich Holloway has been a firefighter for 15 years. Currently, he is …

Fire season could come early this year

MEDFORD, Ore.— Many people are enjoying the dry conditions and warm temperatures but it could be problematic when it comes to fire season. According to Brian Ballou, PIO for Oregon Department of Forestry, they’re looking at the possibility of an early fire …

Power line failure sparks grass fire

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Rural Metro Fire said a power line failure caused a grass fire along Meadowlark Lane on the northern end of Colonial Valley late Friday night. Rural Metro and ODF firefighters quickly put the fire out. The fire grew to approximately 1/10th …

First responders participate in extrication training

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — First responders in Grants Pass brushed up on their skills in training exercises Wednesday. Rural Metro Fire and American Medical Response gathered at Cascade Recycling for extrication training. First responders got hands-on experience going through what it’s like …