Two Bodies Found in Burned Home

  UPDATE — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says two bodies were found in the home. They have not been identified. We will have more on this story as it develops. Police had previously been unable to locate the two men who lived in the house. Police said 65-year-old Dennis Kelley and 69-year-old Carl McFarland were considered … Continue reading »

Crews Return Home After Battling Fire

LEABURG, Ore. — After days on the fire lines crews from the Eugene and Springfield area are returning home. Firefighters say the Two Bulls Fire caught them off guard and it came early for wildfire season. But that doesn’t mean they weren’t prepared. Six rigs from Eugene-Springfield Fire, South Lane County Fire and Rescue, Coburg … 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 »