Community Helps Family in Drain Fire

DRAIN, Ore. — A fire destroyed a business and attached housing area in Drain this weekend. Now the small town is working to help the family that lost their home and business. Fire investigators worked to figure out what caused a three story building to burn down this weekend. A two-alarm fire destroyed the building … Continue reading »

Band Works to Keep Dream Alive

CRESWELL, Ore. — The show goes on for a local band that lost their music equipment in an apartment fire early Saturday. “It almost brings tears to my eyes thinking about it,” said lead singer Gared Sanne, One Dollar Check. But it’s a song local band One Dollar Check is clinging to in a time … Continue reading »

Restaurant Fire Closes Highway

DRAIN, Ore. — Highway 38 was closed for over 3 hours Sunday because an old restaurant was on fire, about two miles west of Drain. People in the area said huge plumes of smoke could be seen for several hours. South Lane Fire was called in to assist. They say the fire started around noon … Continue reading »

Fire Destroys Apartments and Business

CRESWELL, Ore. — Eight people are without a home Saturday after an early morning fire in Creswell destroyed their apartment building and a business inside. The property owners say the building is a complete loss. Fire crews responded to the fire on the 200 block of South Mill Street just after 3:00 a.m. Saturday. Property … Continue reading »

Dumpster Fire Smokes Alley

EUGENE, Ore. — No open flames, but lots of heavy smoke from an early morning dumpster fire in Eugene. It happened on the 1300 block of 19th Avenue around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Eugene-Springfield firefighters say whatever caused the fire was smoldering for quite some time and that the smoke, was thankfully the worst of it. … 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 »

Rehab Efforts Underway on Onion Mtn.

NEAR MERLIN, Ore. — Activity on the Onion Mountain Fire is winding down, and now the remaining crews are focusing their efforts on rehabilitating the damaged land.  It starts with a pile of weed free hay and native grass seed. Natural solutions to help cut back on erosion and heal the burnt land. “The ultimate … Continue reading »

Motor Home Fire Investigation

EUGENE, Ore.– Eugene-Springfield firefighters responded to a motor home fire in Eugene. It happened on the 3000 block of Firwood Way at 5:10am Friday. Flames engulfed the motor home and spread to surrounding trees, vegetation, and a fence. Fortunately, firefighters knocked it out before flames could spread to nearby homes. The fire department says the … Continue reading »

Crews Work on Scoggins Creek Fire

HAGG LAKE, Ore. — Residents near Hagg Lake were back home Monday morning as crews try to get a handle on the Scoggins Creek fire. Evacuations were downgraded to level one “get ready” orders Sunday. The fire is burning more than 300 acres and is 55 percent contained. Fire crews are attacking the fire from … Continue reading »

Eugene Couple Sends Help to Weed

EUGENE, Ore. — A couple from Weed has been glued to their computers and televisions since Monday, watching much of their hometown burn to the ground, from hours away. Jessica and Will Hammond still have many friends and family in Weed. Jessica says her sister-in-law was one of the many to lose her home. The … Continue reading »

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