Fire Crews Use High-Tech Equipment

YREKA, Calif. — Firefighters are using high-tech equipment on the front-lines of wildfires.  Starting this year, QR codes are scattered around fire camps, and all around people are using smart phones. Firefighters and other personnel are using the QR codes to download maps, daily rundowns, and schedules with the click of a button. “The key … Continue reading »

Protecting Homes From the OR Gulch Fire

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — As of Friday night, the Oregon Gulch Fire had consumed three dwellings.  Fire management is careful not to call them all houses, because out on Copco Road, people live in yurts, shanties, cabins, and in large houses.  In addition to the three dwellings destroyed, numerous outbuildings were also burned in the … Continue reading »

Oregon Wildfire Update

SOUTHERN OREGON – Fire crews made progress against the wildfires burning in southern Oregon over the weekend. The Douglas Complex fires have burned 45,411 acres and were 48 percent contained Monday. The cost of fighting the complex is estimated to be more than $32 million. The Whiskey Complex fires have burned 10,957 acres and were … Continue reading »

Fire Burns Near South Umpqua Road

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — The Douglas Forest Protective Association responded to a wildfire that started Monday night. The fire, located near South Umpqua Road three miles north of Tiller, began just after 4:30 p.m. The blaze burned about 25 acres before members of the DFPA managed to stop it. About 40 firefighters, seven fire engines and … Continue reading »

Oregon Fires Claim No Kids in 2012

EUGENE, Ore. — For the first time ever, state fire marshals reported that no children died in fires in Oregon in 2012. Firefighters attribute the record-breaking news to a team effort of fire codes, expanding education programs and hard work on all accounts, but there’s still more work to be done with non-child victims. “(We) … Continue reading »