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 »

Wildfire Evacuates Campground & RV Park

ESTACADA, Ore. – Travelers along I-5 ran into thick smoke from the nearby 36 Pit Fire. The wildfire has burned about a 2,300 acres in the Mount Hood National Forest. Fire officials say the wildfire started Saturday afternoon near the town of Estacada. The town is not threatened at this time, but a nearby campground … Continue reading »

Crews Continue Mop-Up

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Fire crews continue to mop up a Corvallis fire that evacuated hundreds from their homes Friday night. The Corvallis Fire Department says the 85-acre fire was human caused. It’s looking for any information from the public about how it started. It also says the fire’s a good reminder for residents near wildland … Continue reading »

Deception Complex Fire, Sept. 8

OAKRIDGE, Ore. – The Deception Complex Fire continues to burn near Oakridge. Firefighters have taken advantage of the shifting winds and ignited the northwestern perimeter and southern tip. They’ve utilized weather conditions to safely complete the burnout objectives of suppressing the fire while create a mosaic of mixed intensity burns on the landscape. Crews, engines … Continue reading »

Yellow Point Fire Update, Sept. 8

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – The Yellow Point fire continues to burn 25 miles west of Cottage Grove. The fire has burned 746 acres and was 15 percent contained as of Monday morning. Firefighters completed hand lines Sunday night and will focus on holding the established line and begin mop up operations Monday. South Sisters Road … Continue reading »

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