Preventing Fires During the Winter

EUGENE, Ore. — As the weather gets colder, local fire departments are reminding people to be careful when heating their homes. Lane County fire officials said they often times see many fires caused by improper use of space heaters, chimneys, and wood burning stoves. They said at the beginning of winter people need to clean … Continue reading »

Fire at UO leads to Evacuation

EUGENE, Ore. –     A fire at the University of Oregon led to the evacuation of Lawrence Hall Wednesday night. Trucks lined the building on Franklin Street as they raced to put out the flames. Investigators say the fire was in the HVAC duct work, and appears to isolated. The safety precautions set inside the duct … Continue reading »

Public Wildfire Restrictions Eased

ROSEBURG, Ore. – The Douglas Forest Protective Association lowered the fire danger level to low Monday. Recent rain showers have reduced the threat level, but officials say the fire season remains in effect. Officials say open fires, including campfires, warming fires, cooking fires and charcoal fires are still prohibited except in designated campgrounds. They say … Continue reading »

Wildfire Sparks at Cooper Creek

ROSEBURG, Ore. – Fire crews responded to a natural-cover fire near Cooper Creek Reservoir Saturday. Crews say the fire was reported around 3 p.m. when smoke was seen rising from one of the coves on the south shore of the reservoir. Firefighters say 1.5 acres of grass, brush and tress before they were able stopped … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Vehicle Fire

EUGENE, Ore. – A car was destroyed after it went up in flames on 5th Avenue near the Lane County Jail Sunday afternoon. Eugene Police Officers tried using a fire extinguisher, but that failed, so they called the fire department. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire. No one was hurt. The cause of the … Continue reading »

Sports Authority Closed After Fire

EUGENE, Ore. — The Sports Authority at the Valley River Center mall shut down Saturday afternoon after a fire sparked at the sporting good store. The Eugene Fire Department responded to the store just before 1 p.m. to find a small fire between the second floor ceiling and roof of the building. By the time … Continue reading »

OSU Hosts Biohazard Drill

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Civilian actors dressed up in biohazard protective gear that looks like moon suits, and members of the military wearing gas masks were participating in a multi-agency drill on Oregon State University’s campus on Friday. Oregon State University’s Environmental Health and Safety Office organized the drill so multiple agencies would be more prepared … Continue reading »

Duplex Catches on Fire

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Police and Fire responded to a house fire near Q Street Wednesday. Fire crews say the fire broke out a little before 5 p.m. on the 1800 block of 14th Street. Firefighters say the people that lived on the side of the duplex where the fire started weren’t home at the … Continue reading »

Dumpster Fire Caused by Paint Rags

LA PINE, Ore. – La Pine Firefighters say they responded to fire at the Powder Village Condominiums Tuesday. Firefighters say around 7:22 p.m. they responded to 56856 Enterprise Dr. in the Sunriver Business Park. Upon arrival they found residents using fire extinguishers trying to extinguish a dumpster fire. Investigators determined the fire to be caused … Continue reading »

Controlled Ecological Burn

EUGENE, Ore. — On Tuesday, firefighters were in West Eugene setting some nearby prairie lands on fire. Meadowlark Prairie went up in flames, but for a good cause. Firefighters were out doing some annual controlled ecological burns to promote new growth in the habitats. Crews gathered early Tuesday to scope out the scene. They made … Continue reading »

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