Nearly 90 Fires Started After Game

COLUMBUS, Ohio (CNN)  — Things got rowdy in the streets of Columbus, after Ohio State won the national title game. The Buckeyes beat the Oregon Ducks 42 to 20 at the game in Arlington, Texas. Back in Columbus, thousands of excited Buckeye fans took to the street along OSU’s campus. After police failed in attempts … Continue reading »

House Fires in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene/Springfield Fire Department reported to the scene of a house fire on the 1900 block of Garfield Street Saturday morning. The house had extensive smoke and fire damage. The fire is under control. Early Saturday morning crews were on scene for an apartment fire on the 1700 block of Ferry Street. … Continue reading »

2 Morning Fires, Arson Suspected

EUGENE, Ore.– Two early morning fires have investigators suspicious that an arsonist is at work. At 2:20 a.m. Tuesday, the Eugene-Springfield Fire Department responded to debris fire near the Big Y Liquor Store on West 6th Avenue in Eugene. An hour later, firefighters put out a dumpster fire just blocks away, on the 1600 block … Continue reading »

2 Dead in 2 Sweet Home Fires

SWEET HOME, Ore. — Two people died in two separate fires in Sweet Home Monday morning. The first fire happened around 1:46 a.m. at 1900 Willow St. Firefighters say there was a large amount of smoke there when they arrived. One person was found dead. The second fire happened about a mile away around 8 … Continue reading »

Wildfires Cost ODF Millions This Year

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Fire season is far from over, and already the Oregon Department of Forestry says it has spent more than $33 million in the fire fight. The major costs come from paying firefighters, as well as helicopter and airplane fees, which prove to be an important part of stopping fires from spreading. … Continue reading »

Wildfires Cause Unhealthy Air Quality

EUGENE, Ore. — Smoke from fires burning in Oregon and California caused hazy skies and smoke to linger in the Willamette Valley this weekend. While conditions stick around, public health officials urged people to stay inside away from the smoke. Air quality conditions throughout Lane County caused some to cough, sneeze, and wheeze as conditions … Continue reading »

Fires Burn Near I-5, Threaten Homes

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — Firefighters are closely watching fires that flared up right next to I-5 Thursday evening. The Douglas Forest Protection Association says the fires spanned 60 acres flames got dangerously close to homes and cars driving by on I-5. Five fires up and down 1-5 from the Myrtle Creek exit to Clarks Branch … Continue reading »

Fires Burn Near Eugene, Cottage Grove

EUGENE, Ore. — Crews are still on the scene of a brush fire that broke out just west of Eugene Wednesday night. The fire is near West 11th Avenue and Greenhill Road. So far it has burned about 40 acres. Although most of the fire was extinguished Wednesday night, as the sun came up and … Continue reading »

Wildfires Spark, Crews Ready for More

EUGENE, Ore. — A busy day for fire crews on Wednesday. Not one, but two brush fires flare up. Crews remained on the scene of a brush fire at Ken Nielson and Cantrell Roads Wednesday night which is just west of Eugene. They were out there several times throughout the day as the fire kept … Continue reading »

Happy Camp Fires May Reach Communities

HAPPY CAMP, Ore. — The Happy Camp Complex has burned 66,335 acres and is 15 percent contained, but it continues to grow. Happy Camp Complex Fire officials said in a release early Tuesday morning that there is a fire weather watch in effect from Tuesday evening into Wednesday evening due to a combo of strong … Continue reading »

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