House Fire Near Brookings Claims 3 Lives

By Jim McCoy Thu 5th March NewsDouglas LandersfireKelly Landers
Authorities say an early morning house fire killed three people near Brookings, Oregon. Curry County Sheriff John Ward says the blaze was reported Wednesday shortly before 4 a.m. A Brookings police officer was first on the scene.Read More »

Trailer Fire Seriously Injures Central Point Man

By Jim McCoy Mon 23rd February Newsfire
A Central Point man reportedly suffered severe burns to his face when a trailer caught on fire in the 400 block of Hopkins Road this morning. Jackson County Fire District 3 got a 911 dispatch at 8:30 a.m. At the same time a report came in of a car fire at the same location. When firefighters arrived, they saw a travel trailer on a gravel lot fully engulfed in flames.Read More »

Fire Damages Neighboring East Medford Homes

By Jim McCoy Fri 20th February News935 Village Circle DrivefireMedford
The Medford Fire Department responded to an 8:41 a.m. alarm this morning, alerting them to a house fire at 935 Village Circle Drive. As crews arrived, firefighters received a second alarm coming from 939 Village Circle Drive as the fire had spread. Fire officials say there was a report of a resident still in the first house, but that turned out not to be the case.Read More »

Phoenix Home Fire Results In Explosion

By Jim McCoy Tue 10th February Newsfire
Investigators are at work trying to determine what started a fire at a home in Phoenix early this morning. Jackson County Fire District 5 got the call at 4:53 a.m. from the residents of the home in the 200 block of Twin Circle after they safely escaped. The fire started in the upstairs bedroom of the town house. During the course of the fire, an oxygen tank exploded.Read More »

Home Fire Displaces White City Couple

By Jim McCoy Mon 2nd February Newsfire
Two White City residents are without a home after a fire late Sunday morning. Jackson County Fire District Three responded at 11:15 a.m, and arrived at the home in the 3600 block of Avenue “G” to find the front porch burning. The fire appears to have started on the porch and spread to the living room. The home suffered considerable damage and may be a total loss.Read More »

Downed Power Pole Causes Fire At Gold Hill Home

By Jim McCoy Thu 11th December Newsfallen power polefire
A fallen power pole touched off a fire at a Gold Hill area home this morning. The strong winds toppled the pole that fell on to the roof of the house at 6:08 a.m. at 5932 Highway 234. The owners of the home were out of town, and according to a Medford Mail Tribune report, no animals suffered any harm. A passing motorist noticed the fire.Read More »

Medford Transitional Home Fire

By Jim McCoy Wed 12th November Newsfire
12 residents of a transitional home in Medford were forced to flee during a fire at around 4 a.m. this morning. One had to be rescued by firefighters on the first floor of the two and a half story structure housing people recovering from substance abuse at 700 Nobility Drive off of King's Highway. Another resident jumped out of a window to escape, and was injured.Read More »

Chimney Fire Burns Hugo Home

By Jim McCoy Wed 12th November Newsfire
$50,000 damage was done to a home in Hugo as the result of a chimney fire Tuesday night. At 8:45 p.m., a Rural/Metro fire crew arrived at 900 Templin Avenue to find the blaze escaped the chimney and started burning in the attic and wall spaces of the two-story home. The occupants escaped to safety.Read More »

Fire Sprinkler Controls Blaze At Auto Dealership

By Jim McCoy Wed 22nd October NewsAirport Chevroletfire
A fire sprinkler system is being credited with helping to control a fire tat brek out this morning at an auto dealership. At 7:24 a.m., an alarm sounded at Airport Chevrolet. As firefighters were en route to the auto retailer, there was a report of smoke, upgrading firefighter response. Two additional engines were sent from Medford, plus an engine from Fire District 3.Read More »

Fire In Garage Of Medford Home

By Jim McCoy Tue 14th October News2300 block of Temple Drivefire
A home in the 2300 block of Temple Drive of Medford was the scene of a fire this morning. At 4:53 a.m., firefighters received the 911 call and arrived at the scene within five minutes. Crews arrived to find the home’s occupants safely out of the home. The garage and the roof over the garage were damaged by the fire, and there was smoke damage inside the home.Read More »


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