Recent Rains Provide Wildfire Relief

COBURG, Ore. — It’s been a wet start to the first week of fall. With those rains comes relief for firefighters who’ve battled a tough wildfire season. “I’m very relieved for everybody in the state. Everybody needs it really bad because we are so dry right now,” said Erik McKibben, Coburg Fire engineer. “Firefighters in … Continue reading »

Local Crew Reacts to Firefighter’s Death

COBURG, Ore. — A 19-year-old is man the second firefighter to die in Oregon in less than a week. Jessie Trader was killed when the water tanker he was driving rolled into a ditch along Bear Camp Road. Firefighter John Hammack died last Thursday when he was hit by a falling tree, fighting a fire … Continue reading »