Local Crew Reacts to Firefighter’s Death

COBURG, Ore. — A 19-year-old is man the second firefighter to die in Oregon in less than a week. Jessie Trader was killed when the water tanker he was driving rolled into a ditch along Bear Camp Road. Firefighter John Hammack died last Thursday when he was hit by a falling tree, fighting a fire … Continue reading »

Oregon Fire Responder Killed in Action

Near GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office says that one of the responders to the Big Windy Complex fires has been killed. The sheriff says 19-year-old firefighter Jesse Trader was killed when the water tanker he was driving rolled into a ditch along Bear Camp Road. Firefighters following the tanker stopped to … Continue reading »