Governor Tours Oregon Gulch Fire

Near GREEN SPRINGS, Ore. – Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber toured the fire camp at Howard Prairie Lake Wednesday and praised firefighters who have continued to gain ground on the Oregon Gulch Fire. “It’s important for me to just show the support for the hard working men and women who are actually doing the job here … Continue reading »

Crews Return From Oregon Gulch Fire

GOSHEN, Ore. — Local firefighters are returning home after helping with the efforts to contain the Oregon Gulch Fire. The Lane County Task Force #1 returned home Tuesday night after a four-day trip. It was made up of crews from the Lane Fire Authority, Mohawk Valley Fire District, Eugene/Springfield, Coburg and McKenzie Fire. The group … 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 »