Record-Breaking Fire Season Wraps Up

EUGENE, Ore. — Fire season is officially over, but the Oregon Department of Forestry says the threat for wildfires still exists. This year fire season started much earlier than usual. And with a combination of lightning and human-caused fires, ODF and other fire fighting agencies had their hands full fighting a record acreage of fires. … Continue reading »

Eugene Firefighter Injured in Wildfires

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene firefighter is in the hospital after being injured while fighting the Douglas Complex Fires. That fire is burning at about 45,000 acres. Kenneth Cole from Eugene was helping to fight the fires when he had an allergic reaction to smoke inhalation from poison oak that was burning. He’s a part … Continue reading »

Wildfires Threaten Local Air Quality

EUGENE, Ore. — Fires burning in the state could affect air quality in Lane County. A shift in winds will increase the potential for smoke intrusions from the Douglas Complex and Whiskey wildfires into the Willamette Valley. Right now, the air quality in Eugene and Springfield area is good. But LRAPA predicts it could creep … Continue reading »

Oregon Governor in Glendale Saturday

GLENDALE, Ore. — Governor Kitzhaber and Representative Greg Walden will be in southern Oregon Saturday to get an up-close look at how the fires are impacting the area. Officials are calling this the largest statewide wildfire response in more than a decade. A briefing event will be held at the joint incident command post set … Continue reading »

Douglas Complex Fire Update

GLENDALE, Ore. — The Douglas Complex burning 7 miles north of Glendale is 9 percent contained and is now at 28,740 acres. A public meeting is planned for Friday, August 2 at the Glendale Elementary School at 6:30 p.m. Evacuations have been downgraded to a level 2 for Reuben Road, Mt. Reuben Road and McCullough … Continue reading »

Local Firefighters Fight Douglas Complex

EUGENE, Ore. — A team of Eugene firefighters is battling the Douglas Complex fires. About 60 firefighters from Eugene and surrounding areas are fighting the fires. They’re primarily working the night shift. They’re called hand teams, which means they focus on reducing fuels around the fire. James Jurasevich with Dust Buster Plus returned Tuesday from … Continue reading »