MEDFORD,Ore. — It’s not Independence Day without fireworks. But in the height of southern Oregon’s fire season, there’s a lot to be cautious about. “We encourage people to get out there and celebrate. We just really want people to, you ...

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, ...

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 ...

WONDER, Ore. — Two puppies lost in a rollover crash on Sunday are now home safe with their owners. Rural Metro Fire was asking people in Josephine County to watch out for the pups after a crash Sunday night near ...

MERLIN, Ore. —  Two people were trapped after a tree crushed the roof of a Merlin home. Rural Metro Fire responded to the house on the 1000 block of Peco Rd. in Merlin just before 7 p.m. One resident was ...

ILLINOIS VALLEY, Ore. — Heading into Labor Day weekend millions are expected to hit the roads, and local agencies want to make sure you get to your destination in one piece. Highway 199 has seen nearly 200 crashes since June ...

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 ...

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 ...

GRANTS PASS, Ore.– UPDATE:  The man killed in Tuesday morning’s trailer fire in Sunny Valley has been identified by family members. Orlin Shults was 55 years old and the youngest brother of 12 kids according to his sister Pati. She told NBC5 ...

Grants Pass- Emergency response crews saved a dog from a house fire in Grants Pass Thursday evening. Crews responded to a fire at a home on Midland Ave. just before 7 p.m. Thursday. When firefighters arrived, they were told someone ...