Oregon Wildfire Update

EUGENE, Ore. – Wildfires continue to burn in Oregon. 5,596 personnel continue to work to contain the fires. The Douglas Complex near Glendale has burned 35,633 acres and was 18 percent contained Monday. The complex of fires continues to threaten 470 homes. Access to homes on Poorman Creek Road, Lower Grave Creek, Grave Creek and … Continue reading »

National Guard Joins Fire Crews

GLENDALE, Ore. — The Oregon Military Department and the Oregon Office of Emergency Management began assisting fire crews on Douglas Complex fires Wednesday. The Oregon Army National Guard provided five aircrafts prepared to help with fire suppression; three Blackhawk helicopters, a Chinook helicopter and a Lakota helicopter. 125 soldiers with 26 high mobility, multi-wheeled vehicles … Continue reading »

Oregon Wildfire Update

Thirteen large wildfires continue to burn in Douglas and Josephine counties. More than 3,000 fire personnel are working to fight the fires that are continuing to grow. Douglas Complex The Douglas Complex fires continue to burn in Douglas and Josephine counties. The fire is made up of four branches: the Milo fire, Rabbit Mountain fire, … Continue reading »

Oregon Wildfire Update

Firefighters continue to battle growing wildfires in Oregon. Governor Kitzhaber has declared a state of emergency for Josephine and Douglas counties. Here’s a rundown of the latest fires. In Douglas County, the Douglas Complex fires continues to burn near Glendale. The fire has burned 21,000 acres and was 2 percent contained Tuesday morning. The fires … Continue reading »

Oregon Wildfire Update

EUGENE, Ore. – Several large wildfires continue to burn across Oregon, Monday. In Douglas County, the Douglas Complex fires have burned 13,400 acres near Glendale. The fire is made up of three branches: Milo, east of Interstate 5; Rabbit Mountain/Union Creek, west of interstate 5, and Dad’s Creek/Panther Butte, west of Glendale. The fires were … Continue reading »

Lane County Helps with Douglas Complex

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — Fire crews in Lane County traveled south to help fight the wildfires in Douglas County, Sunday. Lane County Fire Defense Chief Chad Minter says five crews were on their way with one on stand by. Two days after over 50 fires started in southern Douglas County, crews from all over Oregon … Continue reading »

Red Cross Shelter Open for Evacuees

GLENDALE, Ore. — The American Red Cross Cascades Region has opened a shelter for residents being evacuated by the Douglas Complex wildfire. The shelter is located at the Glendale Elementary School, 100 Pacific Ave. Individuals seeking assistance regarding Red Cross services can call 888-680-1455.      

Fire Burns Near South Umpqua Road

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — The Douglas Forest Protective Association responded to a wildfire that started Monday night. The fire, located near South Umpqua Road three miles north of Tiller, began just after 4:30 p.m. The blaze burned about 25 acres before members of the DFPA managed to stop it. About 40 firefighters, seven fire engines and … Continue reading »

Man Sentenced for Threatening Schools

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. — A Myrtle Creek man was sentenced Monday after threatening to shoot people at area schools back in February. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says 22-year-old Wesley William Miller made the threats on his Facebook page on February 19, 2013. Officers contacted all the schools in the South Umpqua School District, which … Continue reading »

California Man Drowns in Umpqua River

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — Sheriff’s deputies responded to a drowning in the Umpqua River Sunday afternoon. Deputies say around 4 p.m. they were called to the Yellow Creek boat ramp. Witnesses say they saw a man swimming in the river when he went under and never resurfaced. The Sheriff’s Office Dive Team, Fire District 2 … Continue reading »

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