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 »

Illegal Fireworks Turn In

EUGENE, Ore. — The fourth of July is just around the corner and law enforcement is upping the effort to get rid of illegal fireworks. Eugene-Springfield Fire and Eugene police hosted a turn in Saturday. Officials say dozens of people stopped by the Second Avenue and Chambers training station and dropped off illegal fireworks. They … Continue reading »

EPD Hosts Fireworks Turn-In Event

EUGENE, Ore. — Local law enforcement groups are hosting a fireworks turn-in event for the very first time. The Eugene Police Department is joining forces with the Eugene-Springfield Fire Department and Eugene Metro Bomb Squad hoping to make the 4th of July and other fireworks friendly holidays as fun and as safe as possible. You … Continue reading »

Crews Return Home After Battling Fire

LEABURG, Ore. — After days on the fire lines crews from the Eugene and Springfield area are returning home. Firefighters say the Two Bulls Fire caught them off guard and it came early for wildfire season. But that doesn’t mean they weren’t prepared. Six rigs from Eugene-Springfield Fire, South Lane County Fire and Rescue, Coburg … Continue reading »

Firefighters Playing Bagpipes Monday

EUGENE, Ore. — A group of Eugene and Springfield firefighters are getting ready for action Monday, not with their helmets and hoses but their kilts and bagpipes. They’re called the Eugene Firefighters Pipes and Drums. Started in 2007, the 10-member band plays at various ceremonies and memorials throughout Oregon. Pipe major and band founder, Wayne … Continue reading »

Firefighters Helping the Homeless

EUGENE, Ore. — Local firefighters traded in the hoses and hydrants for the hammers and nails Monday to build transitional housing at Opportunity Village. Monday they built the bungalows from the ground up, using charity money collected throughout the year to pay for supplies. The group built two bungalows in Opportunity Village. Firefighters and paramedics … Continue reading »