Firefighters Climb for Charity

EUGENE, Ore. — After months of training, some Eugene-Springfield firefighters are taking it easy after completing the Firefighters Stairclimb in Seattle. A team of 15 climbed the 70-story Columbia Center in Seattle to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Climbers went all the way to the top in full fire gear. Local firefighters say … Continue reading »

Firefighters Go Beyond Call of Duty

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. —  A Springfield woman is sharing her story about a group of firefighters who went beyond the call of duty. Susan Breedlove was moving from Eugene to Springfield last Saturday when things took a bad turn. Her brother had a heart attack while helping her load the truck with her belongings. Susan and … Continue reading »

Firefighter Fitness Challenge

EUGENE, Ore. — They work every day to save lives and for the next three months, a group of firefighters are working to improve their health, along with their families. Hundreds of Lane County firefighters, that includes volunteer and paid, have signed up to be a part of this fitness challenge. Organizers say the “Lane … Continue reading »

Wood Stove Overheats Christmas Morning

EUGENE, Ore. — Firefighters say an overheated wood stove is to blame for a morning house fire in Eugene. Crews were called just before 11 a.m. to a home in the 4300 block of Blanton Heights Road. We’re told the family lit a fire in the stove, but then it started to smoke. “We got … Continue reading »

Springfield Apartment Fire

SPRINGFIELD, Ore.– A space heater may be the cause of an overnight apartment fire in Springfield. At about 2:30am, the Eugene Springfield Fire Department responded to the 300 block of Main Street. One unit in the 22 unit building caught on fire. All 25 residents evacuated safely thanks to working smoke detectors. Fire crews also … Continue reading »

Police Urge Caution After Dumpster Fire

EUGENE, Ore. – Eugene-Springfield Police responded to a dumpster fire in the 1300 block of 19th Avenue at about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. Police say there were no visible flames when they arrived, but heavy smoke filled the adjacent alleyway. Captain Ray Smith says these sorts of fires aren’t uncommon this time of year. “It … Continue reading »

Crews Return From Oregon Gulch Fire

GOSHEN, Ore. — Local firefighters are returning home after helping with the efforts to contain the Oregon Gulch Fire. The Lane County Task Force #1 returned home Tuesday night after a four-day trip. It was made up of crews from the Lane Fire Authority, Mohawk Valley Fire District, Eugene/Springfield, Coburg and McKenzie Fire. The group … Continue reading »

Firefighters Fight Muscular Dystrophy

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Local firefighters are using their fire boots Saturday, not to battle fires but to fight muscular dystrophy. This fundraising effort by firefighters is called Fill the Boot and it started Friday. All proceeds are going to the Muscular Dystrophy Association and participants say they couldn’t be happier to help the cause. Firefighters … Continue reading »

Young Women Learn to Fight Fires

EUGENE, Ore. — Some young women in Eugene are getting a taste of what’s it’s like to be on the front lines fighting a fire. Thursday a group of young women worked together in teams to put out a burning car. While fighting the fire, they also fought the heat, wearing pounds of heavy gear. … Continue reading »

Several Fireworks Citations Issued

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police and Eugene-Springfield Fire stayed busy during Fourth of July celebrations Friday night, responding to numerous calls involving illegal fireworks. Officials from both police and the fire department say not only did they responded to numerous calls Friday night, but police handed out several citations for possession of illegal fireworks. Police … Continue reading »

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