Fire Destroys Cottage Grove Home

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — A family of 11 has been left homeless after a fire ripped through their Cottage Grove house. Mother of nine, Amanda Wilder, says she was getting her 5-year-old ready for the day when her 4-year-old came in the nursery and said there was a fire in the next room. Wilder says … Continue reading »

Local Firefighters Conduct Practice Burn

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — South Lane County Fire and Rescue firefighters participated in a Live Fire Training event Sunday. Firefighters experienced fire suppression first hand at a Cottage Grove house intentionally set on fire. The vacant house, located at 676 North 11th Street, had been donated by the Bernice Thoreson family for the exercise. Usually, … Continue reading »