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 »

Hot Weather Prompts Fire Ban

ROSEBURG, Ore. — The recent hot weather has increased the fire danger and the Douglas County Forest Protective Association is limiting the use of flammable materials in the area. Starting at 12 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, smoking and the use of fireworks will be prohibited in wildland areas. Campfires and charcoal fires will be … Continue reading »

Douglas County Man Charged with Abuse

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — A Douglas County man has been charged with felony child sexual abuse. The sheriff’s office says Clifford Miller, 56, abused a 17-year-old girl several years ago and it was just recently disclosed. Deputies say there are no other known victims.

Man Found Dead in Ben Irving Reservoir

TENMILE, Ore. — Douglas County rescue crews have recovered the body of a young man in the Ben Irving Reservoir in Tenmile. The family of 20-year-old Romey Quimby told investigators that Quimby never came home after dropping off a friend. Quimby’s father later found what appeared to be tire tracks leading into the reservoir. Dive … Continue reading »

Measure 10-129: Roseburg School Bond

ROSEBURG, Ore. – Voters in Douglas County are looking at a measure that would help campuses in the Roseburg School District. If Measure 10-129 passes it would help pay for computers, textbooks and classroom materials. The money would also fix major maintenance hazards, including several renovations, safety improvements and roof replacements.

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