Fire-Related Deaths Increase

SALEM, Ore. — The state fire marshal says 50 Oregonians lost their lives because of fire-related injuries last year — the most since 53 fire fatalities in 2008. Residential fires accounted for 34 of the deaths. Sixteen others happened in motor homes, outdoor fires, and other situations. The state fire marshal called the increase disheartening, … Continue reading »

Wildfires Grow in Central Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. — The Stagecoach Fire, south of the Highway 97 and Highway 31 junction, grew to 400 acres Tuesday morning. Over a hundred people were evacuated Monday, but the Klamath County lifted the order by Tuesday morning. Two hotshot crews have taken over command. There’s no estimate on containment at this time. The cause … Continue reading »

Bland Mountain Fire Under Investigation

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — A fire broke out Thursday afternoon between Days Creek and Milo. The Bland Mountain Fire burned about 75 acres. The Douglas Forest Protective Association said strong winds made the fire difficult to stop, but at around 8 p.m. Thursday night the blaze was 70 percent contained. Crews remained on the scene Friday … Continue reading »