Wildfires Remain a Concern

Firefighters are still focusing on a number of wildfires between Roseburg and Medford. The Douglas Complex, near Glendale, is the largest set of fires. It has burned nearly 46,000 acres in three weeks and is 55 percent contained. The Big Windy Complex has scorched 16,000 acres and is 15 percent contained; meanwhile, the Whiskey Complex … Continue reading »

Increased Fire Restrictions Begin

OREGON – Growing concern for wildfire safety has caused the Oregon Department of Forestry’s West Oregon District to implement increased fire restrictions. These heightened restrictions begin July 15 and affect Benton, Lincoln, Polk and southern Yamhill counties. Similar bans started on July 3 in Douglas County. “The grasses and other fine fuels have cured, and our … Continue reading »

Crews Battle Andrews Creek Wildfire

NEAR YONCALLA, Ore. — Fire crews fought a 60 acre wildfire Saturday. With hands on the ground and help in the sky, firefighters worked to control the burn. “We brought in a couple helicopters to help cool stuff off and then we also have a fixed wing aerial observer aircraft in the sky, as well … Continue reading »

Crews Contain Fall Creek Wildfire

FALL CREEK, Ore. — An early start to the wildfire season means an end to backyard burning. After a number of wildfires popped up Saturday, the Lane Fire Defense Board along with LRAPA issued a burn ban in Lane County. The ban is directly related to a number of weekend fires. Crews continued to create … Continue reading »

Firefighters Battle Fall Creek Wildfire

FALL CREEK, Ore. — Firefighters worked into the evening battling a blaze near Fall Creek Saturday afternoon. Around 5 p.m. dozens of fire crews were still fighting the fire up in a wooded area in Fall Creek. Crews ran into a bit of trouble trying to get close to the fire, as one of their trucks … Continue reading »

Crews Battle Wildfire in Coburg Hills

EUGENE, Ore– Fire crews are on top of the Coburg Hills, fighting a wildfire that began Thursday night. At last check, the blaze has consumed about 18 acres. The flames were well visible from I-5 Thursday night and Friday morning. The fire is burning in large brush and debris in the area, firefighters say the … Continue reading »