Firefighters Receive Hands-on Training

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Smoke could be seen for miles after flames engulfed a home in south Roseburg Friday, but the house fire was all staged. Douglas County Fire officials say they don’t get a lot of hands-on opportunities to put out house fires. So when a local timber operator donated two homes for them to … Continue reading »

Local Firefighters Conduct Practice Burn

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — South Lane County Fire and Rescue firefighters participated in a Live Fire Training event Sunday. Firefighters experienced fire suppression first hand at a Cottage Grove house intentionally set on fire. The vacant house, located at 676 North 11th Street, had been donated by the Bernice Thoreson family for the exercise. Usually, … Continue reading »