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Forest Service Provides Tips For the Holiday Weekend
(August 28, 2019, 1:53 am) EUGENE, Ore Are You the Spark that Causes the Next Wildfire

Forest Service officials are asking for the public’s help to prevent human-caused wildfires this Labor Day weekend. Each year, fire officials told Salem News Journal, that they see a spike in human-caused wildfires around the Fourth of July and Labor Day Weekend, most often from unattended campfires, fireworks, dragging tow chains, driving on dry  grass, and dumping of hot ashes and BBQ coals.             


Mid Willamette Valley Wild land Fire School Begins in Sweet Home
(June 23, 2019, 10:24 pm) SWEET HOME, Ore (Video)

Nearly 300 wildland firefighters and instructors will convene in Sweet Home next week to take part in the annual five day Mid-Willamette Valley Interagency Wildland Fire School. Officials from State, Federal, and Tribal agencies host this training to prepare new firefighters for the demands of firefighting in Oregon's forests and rural-urban interface areas.

Oregon Wildfire Risk Explorer
ODF Partnering With Utilities to Reduce Wildfire Risk
(June 21, 2019, 1:51 pm) SALEM, Ore.

The Oregon Department of Forestry shared its web-based Oregon Wildfire Risk Explorer tool to the Public Utilities Commission this week in an effort to reduce the number of wildfires started by power lines.


House fire in the 4300 block of Munkers St SE, Salem : Photo Courtesy of Marion County Fire
Salem Fatal Early Morning House Fire
(June 14, 2019, 10:11 am) SALEM, Ore.

Friday at approximately 5:15 am, Marion County Fire District responded to a house fire in the 4300 block of Munkers St SE, Salem.

Brush Fire in Cascades Gateway Park
(October 22, 2018, 3:59 am) SALEM, Ore (Video)

About 1:45 this morning a fire broke out in the woods in Cascades Gateway Park. It only took 10 minutes to put the entire thing out. No word on the cause, but that is a very popular homeless camping area.

Elderly Man Escapes When Carport Goes Up In Flames
(January 26, 2018, 2:35 am) SALEM, Ore (Video)

Shortly before 11:00 pm Thursday night a fire broke out in a carport along the 3000 block of Surfwood Dr NE in Salem. First arriving crews found a carport fully involved with fire.

Fire Races Through Salem Couples RV
(January 11, 2018, 1:25 am) SALEM, Ore (Video)

A Salem couple narrowly escaped when fire raced through their RV late Wednesday night. When crews arrived they found the couple outside with nothing, not even clothing, and their motor home fully engulfed in flames.

House Fire Sends One Woman to Local Hospital
(November 28, 2017, 6:29 pm) LEBANON, Ore (Video)

A house fire which started in a converted garage, and spread to the main home sent one woman to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. The first arriving unit reported fire and smoke from the garage and one apparent victim down in the yard.

Oregon Fire Fighters Assisting With California Wildfires
(October 13, 2017, 2:54 pm) SALEM, Ore

The Oregon State Fire Marshal has sent 10 strike teams south to assist with the wildfires in California. They are actively engaged in a 24-hour work cycle protecting homes and other structures. 

Photo by Silverton Fire
Man's Dog Save's the Day in Silverton House Fire
(September 21, 2017, 5:01 pm) SILVERTON, Ore Silverton Fire Dist. Reminds You to Check Your Smoke Alarms Every Six Months

A Silverton resident has his dog to thank for his life after a house fire Thursday morning. the first arriving unit found fire coming from the doors and windows catching nearby trees on fire in the 4300 block of Silver Falls Hwy.