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Posted at 2:00 AM

Doug Weir was chillaxing in his man cave converted garage in west Medford on Tuesday evening when he looked outside and saw flames licking out the back roof eaves of a home across the street.Weir, 36, grabbed his fire extinguisher and started running toward the blaze, yelling at the top of his lungs, "Fire, get out of the house!""It took 30 second before the whole back of their house was engulfed," said Weir, who rushed inside and alerted the residents of the inferno. "They...

Posted at 2:00 AM

Felony arrestsDrugs — Alex Roy Martinez, 40, no known address. Medford police Tuesday arrested Martinez on a charge of possession of methamphetamine. He was lodged in the Jackson County Jail on...

Updated Sep 16, 2014 at 6:12 PM

WEED, Calif. (AP)  — The number of structures damaged or destroyed in the wildfire that swept through the California lumber town of Weed has risen to 150. State fire Battalion Chief Scott McLean said Tuesday that a...

Updated Sep 16, 2014 at 2:34 PM

As fire crews put out remaining embers of a wildfire that damages or destroyed 100 buildings including homes and a church in Weed, residents wandered through scorched neighborhoods covered in pink fire retardant dropped by firefighting airplanes.

Updated Sep 16, 2014 at 2:31 PM

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Updated Sep 16, 2014 at 2:27 PM

United Way of Jackson County has opened an account at US Bank to assist people in Weed, Calif., who have lost homes, possessions and jobs to the Boles fire that swept through the community on Monday.

Posted Sep 15, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Felony arrestsTheft — Jeremiah William Parks, 30, no known address. Medford police Sunday arrested Parks on charges of first-degree theft and second-degree theft. He was lodged Sunday in the Jackson...

Posted Sep 15, 2014 at 11:01 PM

A reward is now up to $10,000 for anyone who helps police nab whoever poached a large Roosevelt bull elk from a private ranch in the Lake Creek area earlier this month.

Posted Sep 15, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Two Washington men were arrested after more than 5 pounds of marijuana was found concealed in their car during an early Sunday traffic stop on Interstate 5 near Gold Hill, authorities said.A 2004 Honda...

Updated Sep 16, 2014 at 10:28 AM

One resident says 'most of the town is gone' from Boles fire, which was fanned by 40 mph winds.

Updated Sep 16, 2014 at 12:09 AM

GRANTS PASS — Residents living near the Onion Mountain fire, burning 13 miles west of Grants Pass, have been told to be ready to evacuate after the blaze mushroomed to 1,950 acres Monday.No one had been told to leave as of Monday...

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