Fire Crews Join to Protect Seniors

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. —    Central Point and Medford fire districts joined forces today to practice tactics for protecting senior citizens. Fire crews need special 100-foot ladders to get into multi-story buildings. That includes many senior living communities here in the Rogue Valley. Today, Central Point shared their knowledge of the Twin Creeks Senior Living Community. … Continue reading »

Teen Describes Loss After Fire

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — We’re getting a new perspective of a house fire that destroyed a home in Springfield. The fire destroyed a home in the 1100 block of 39th Street Tuesday night. Investigators say it was caused by a deep fryer. The damages are estimated at about $130,000. We’re learning how this loss is only … Continue reading »

I-105 Fire Burns near Coburg Road

EUGENE, Ore. — A fire along I-105 in Eugene is out, but not before catching the attention of drivers on their way to work. It happened near the Coburg Road exit at around 8:30 a.m. Friday. The flames burned a tent and other debris, and also the paint off a concrete wall. An ODOT worker … Continue reading »

No Response Outside of Fire Districts

VENETA, Ore. — Local fire districts say in rural areas, with few homes, it’s not uncommon to be outside of a fire district. If there’s a house fire, crews will not respond. A map showing all the boundaries for fire districts in Lane County shows jagged district lines that don’t always back up to another … Continue reading »

Volunteers Hand Out Free Smoke Detectors

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Volunteers were in Springfield Saturday to educate community members about fire safety and prevention. The Red Cross says house fires cause more casualties than any other type of disaster, so Saturday more than 100 volunteers walked door to door to educate community members about the importance of smoke detectors. These volunteers introduced … Continue reading »

Fire Burns Old Kendall Ford Building

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Eugene-Springfield Fire Department is investigating a fire at a former Springfield car dealership building tonight. It started around 5:30 p.m. at the vacant building on the corner of S A and 7th in Springfield. Eugene-Springfield Fire says when crews arrived they saw smoke and flames coming from the second story of … Continue reading »

Crews Investigate Apartment Fire

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Crews are investigating an apartment fire on the 100 block of S 41st in Springfield from around 9 Saturday morning. Firefighters located an extinguished a fire in an upstairs bedroom closet of a two-story townhouse unit. The two occupants, an adult male and his 9-year-old son were home at the time of … Continue reading »

Eugene Woman Arrested for Arson

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene woman is in the Lane County Jail accused of starting a fire in her own apartment. Investigators say firefighters were called out at around midnight to the house. It’s split into individual apartment units. Neighbors reported a tenant, Jennifer Snuggerud, was throwing burning material on the front porch of one … Continue reading »

Fire in Junction City

  JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — The owner of a Junction City building is calling it a total loss after a huge fire ripped through it Monday afternoon. That fire happened around 12:30 p.m. in a building along Highway 99 near West Ninth Avenue. The building housed three businesses–a Subway restaurant, The Flower Gallerie florist shop, … 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 »

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