It happened around noon. According to Medford Fire, it’s not clear if the person died as a result of the fire. Although fire expansion halted, the Almeda fire is still considered zero percent contained because of the hazards – like ignited natural gas – that remain. Andrews had spent the day on the phone, dealing with the mortgage and the car loan and their insurance. According to JPR Director of Engineering, Darin Ransom, the transmitter and equipment were reduced to "a pile of electronic ash.". Evacuation levels were reduced from Scotts Mills to the Portland Metro Area, and with rain in the forecast, there was hope the worst is behind the state even as the death count reached 10. Medford City Hall. MFD announced the retirement of 7 of its employees, including 2 firemen in leadership positions. Experts say helping people left homeless by the fires will be complicated by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and dramatic rise in unemployment. MEDFORD, Ore. – First responders contained a house fire today near Sherm’s Thunderbird in West Medford. • Areas on the north bordered by Bolz Road, Cheryl Lane, Dano Way and portions ofNorth Rose Street. But fire chief Eric Thompson says the community has nothing to worry about, thanks to a constant succession plan. Four people are confirmed dead. The Northwest Interagency Coordinating Center estimated Thursday that the fire would be contained by Saturday. The team reports it began yesterday by searching the Phoenix neighborhood west of Hwy 99 and the Talent neighborhood west of Hwy 99. © 2020 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC. The heat was turned up inside the Medford Fire Hall as members of the current city council and those who had been newly elected came head to head for the first time. LEVEL 3: If you are south of Glenwood Ave. on Hwy 99 and south of Campbell Road in the North Phoenix area you are at Level 3. Alvarez joined them after her shift. “Life safety is number one, property conservation number two.”. As of this morning, the Almeda Drive Fire has remained inside the fire perimeter of approximately 3,200 acres and is currently 70 percent contained. Mandatory evacuations have been scaled back for the Almeda Fire to areas actually burned in the fire. Evacuations are still in effect. Officials stressed though that there are still active hazards associated with the burn zone and weather changes could cause additional challenges. JACKSON COUNTY, Ore— Medford firefighters say they found the body of a person after responding to a house fire outside of Medford Thursday night. UPDATE: Wednesday, Sept. 9, 7:00 a.m. ... Evacuations in north Medford and Central Point are downgraded. Once there: Select the "Precincts & Districts" tab The Almeda Drive fire continues to burn this morning. Enter your email address to receive announcements when they are posted. Evacuation levels have been reduced to a Level 2 ("Get Set") in these areas:* Ashland and North Phoenix. Emergency: 9-1-1. Business Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30AM – 4:30PM. Areas east of Interstate 5, including Suncrest Road, Payne Road and Fern Valley Road, and East Phoenix. At one point, she offered up a portable air conditioner before realizing she didn't have it anymore. MFD announced the retirement of 7 of its employees, including 2 firemen in leadership positions. North Medford Area is now at Level 1 ("Get Ready"). Phone: 781-396-9400. pic.twitter.com/QMbcuEQWB6. Twitter Share. She woke up a few hours later to discover people had poured in more than $20,000 toward the fund. Tyler notes there are numerous other fires around the state, stretching the available equipment and labor power. There is a red flag warning in effect from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. today. For families who have lived through the historic natural disaster, it has been a week of widespread loss. Main menu. From Phoenix to Medford, before and after photos of Almeda Fire reveal catastrophic damage Satellite images show the impact on Jackson County communities after the Almeda Fire in Southern Oregon. "I think everything's gone," she says as the rising sun illuminates the destruction. Beall Lane to the south; Freeman Road to the west to Exit 33; and Petro Truck Stop to the East as well as all of east Central Point, Pine Street to Table Rock Road. JPR regrets the error. JPR's News and Information Service remains available at 102.3 FM in the Ashland/Medford area. Fires are burning in seven Oregon counties, and the Almeda Drive Fire in southern Oregon prompted evacuation orders in much of Medford, a city of about 80,000 residents. Visit Oregon Health Authority’sdedicated webpage for health resources related to wildfire smoke. The Almeda fire is one of more than 2,000 wildfires that have burned through the western United States in the past weeks, forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes from Colorado to California and Oregon, and enveloping millions in choking, toxic smoke considered hazardous to breathe. Scanner traffic: "We're actively losing multiple homes in Coleman Creek Estates (a mobile home park in south Medford).". “Working cooperatively with fire command, we believe it is safe to let those residents on the outer edge of the fire to return,” said Sickler. Travel is difficult in the Medford/Ashland area. Traffic jams on Highway 99 are causing problems for emergency responders. Authorities say at least 600 homes were damaged or destroyed as the fire rampaged through Ashland, Talent and Phoenix before firefighters stopped it close to the Medford city limits. In Oregon, the fires have blazed through more than 1 million acres,  and the National Weather Service issued a “red flag warning” Sunday, warning that winds of 40 mph could “likely contribute to a significant spread" of fires in southern Oregon. For instance, if a 10-unit apartment was destroyed, does that count as 10 residential units, or one? Early estimates are that 600 homes and 100 businesses have been burned by the fire. Several areas in the Talent area are being evacuated. The Almeda Drive Fire has burned about 3,000 acres and is uncontained. Medford Fire-Rescue's jurisdiction includes the City of Medford and Fire District 2. I-5 Talent Exit 21remains closed. But what firefighters were walking into, left them stunned. Maybe this was a sign to give up, give in, head out. Info: https://bit.ly/33CsXsS. Police said the fire eventually merged with the Almeda Fire… These 2 teams will be assisting with damage assessment, hazard mitigation as well as detailed searches. Coash didn't want Cindy, 62, entering the house until he'd had a chance to make sure no one was lurking inside. This is our Paradise. Shelter for homeowners affected by the fire can contact the Jackson County Expoat 541-774-8270. Carrying a cooler of sandwiches and water in one hand, a gun on one hip and a bottle of hand sanitizer on the other, Coash counted himself lucky –-- the flames were diverted by a hill across the street from their home, and the fire burned away despite winds throwing burning embers into his yard. Unexpected repairs for the Medford Fire Department’s newest fire truck have put a major dent on the department’s capital budget for 2020, but the chief is hardly worried. areas and should have this done by the end of the day, Tuesday. Police arrested a man they said started a fire around 5 p.m., about half a mile from Stevens' home, as the main fire approached. • Various local road closures may remain in place overnight so take caution on returning to your home. Evacuations are still in effect and officials report more than 42,000 people have been affected in some way by the fire. The effort to locate the missing and to search for other victims of the fire is continuing. It says they heard concerns from the public. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office released the findings so far from an Urban Search and Rescue Team that is evaluating the damage in Ashland, Talent and Phoenix. "I was so worried. The Jackson County Sheriff is asking all residents are asked to please stay home unless under an evacuation order. Update, 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. It's not clear what the team considers a "residential structure." Avoid South County including Ashland, Talent and Phoenix. Wij willen hier een beschrijving geven, maar de site die u nu bekijkt staat dit niet toe. JPR Executive Director Paul Westhelle says that rebuilding the station will take several months and require exploration of funding sources to purchase a new transmitter and equipment. Officials continue to urge all citizens to stay away from evacuation zones as crews actively work to address hazardous conditions. “We’re going from an active incident into the recovery portion of it.”. That night, he fell asleep listening to the crackle of police radios on his iPhone, exhausted from trying to make sense of what he was hearing about a fire that was supposedly two towns away. While the tower located just off I-5, Exit 19 remains sound, the equipment building and all the equipment necessary to operate the station are a total loss. Sheriff Nate Sickler reported at a briefing Saturday evening that five sets of human remains had been found, including those found near the origin of the fire in Ashland. This allows people who are now in the new Level 2 ("Get Set") evacuation area to start returning to their homes. Southbound closure Exit 35 north of Central Point to Exit 14 south Ashland. Dozens of homeless evacuees had set up tents or parked campers at the store. And I know the city of Medford has had another fire start. Officials ask for continued patience as this area is an active crime and fire investigation scene. But after further examination, one set of remains thought to be human was determined not to be. evacuations for the area bounded by N. Phoenix road on the East, Barnett Road, Garfield Road and Stewart Avenue to the North. Among the new fires is the Almeda Drive Fire, burning along Interstate 5 between Ashland and Medford. As of 9:00 p.m., I-5 remained closed in the area as limited resources attacked the fire. Fire crews continue to focus their efforts inside the fire line to mitigate hazardous conditions which include fire debris, unstable structures, downed utility lines, as well as venting natural gas lines. As of 1:30 p.m. authorities closed I-5 between Exits 14 in South Ashland and Exit 35 in Central Point. However, these homes must be accessed by First and Fourth Streets to the west. Medford Fire Department HeadQuarters 200 South Ivy Street, Room #180 Medford, OR 97501 Phone: (541) 774-2300 Fax: (541) 774-2514 Email: Find It Fast Agendas & Minutes While he slept, Stevens picked up an extra shift at the Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, helping patients and filling in for colleagues who couldn’t get past roadblocks. Food. Emergency managers said they would focus on tallying up the damage after the fire is under control. Click here for an interactive map of fire and evacuation areas in Jackson County. This includes the cities of Talent and Phoenix. Temperatures are expected to reach low to mid 80s today and remainthroughout the weekend. If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you. MEDFORD, Ore.– The Medford Fire Department is looking to fill quite a few boots. ● Fire Information/photos: almedafire2020@gmail.com, ● Dedicated Facebook Page: https://bit.ly/32bTxcB, ● Medford Fire - https://www.facebook.com/MedfordFireDepartment/, ● City of Medford - https://www.facebook.com/CityofMedford/, ● Medford Police - https://www.facebook.com/MedfordPoliceOR/, ● Jackson County Sheriff’s Office - https://www.facebook.com/JacksonCountySheriff/, ● Fire District 3 - https://www.facebook.com/JCoFD3/, ● Ashland Fire & Rescue - https://www.facebook.com/ashlandfirerescue/, ● City of Ashland - https://www.facebook.com/CityofAshlandOregon/, 1. Central Point is now at Level 1 ("Get Ready"). For 15 agonizing hours last week, Stevens and her husband, Fred Andrews, had worried about the fate of their townhome in this suburb of Medford, Oregon, as the ferocious wind-driven Almeda wildfire raced toward their community. The team made about 1,300 searches with trained dogs. ... Twitter… The Medford City Council met inside the Fire Hall Monday for a workshop regarding the wastewater treatment facility. As of a Saturday afternoon update, detectives with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office believe there is only one person left unaccounted for from the fire. Sickler dismissed as rumor only social media posts accusing a variety of different groups of starting the fire. Wildfire emergency in Oregon as it faces 'once-in-a-generation event,' Medford under evacuation orders ... some 476,027 acres as "extreme fire weather ... apocalyptic," one person shared on Twitter. Based on the recommendation from Almeda Fire officials, Sheriff Nate Sickler downgraded a portion of the fire zone to a Level 2 ("Get Ready"). “This is our Katrina. People with respiratory illnesses should remain indoors to avoidinhaling smoke. The Medford Fire Department is dedicated to the protection of life and property through fire suppression, emergency medical aid, hazardous materials mitigation, fire education, fire prevention So she slid into her Birkenstock sandals, drove to the Home Depot near her home and started walking toward fire. Jackson County Emergency Management has released an updated evacuation map, with a Level 2 ("Get Set") alert extending into south Medford. Sobbing behind the face mask she normally wears for her job as a hospital respiratory therapist helping coronavirus patients, Stevens, 31, video recorded herself earlier this week as she stumbled through the neighborhood, raw emotion in her voice, sometimes unable to form words, moaning in obvious pain. MFD announced the retirement of 7 of its employees, including 2 firemen in leadership positions. 85 George P. Hassett Drive Medford, MA 02155 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Wednesday 8:30 am – 7:30 pm Friday 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Phone directory. Wij willen hier een beschrijving geven, maar de site die u nu bekijkt staat dit niet toe. To find out if you are in our district, you can contact our Headquarters at 541-774-2300 or, you can visit the Jackson County Interactive Mapping website. In the Almeda, before the fire stopped burning, intense winds fanning the flames made the fire skip around, burning some neighborhoods to the ground and leaving other properties across the street untouched. But Fire Chief Eric Thompson says the community has nothing to worry about, thanks to a constant succession plan. The Medford City Council met inside the Fire Hall Monday for a workshop regarding the wastewater treatment facility. Southbound lanes of Highway 99 are also closed due to the wildfire two miles south of Talent. Much of the city of Medford is under an evacuation order. Medford Fire Department HeadQuarters 200 South Ivy Street, Room #180 Medford, OR 97501 Phone: (541) 774-2300 Fax: (541) 774-2514 Email: Find It Fast Agendas & Minutes Evacuations are still in place for parts of Talent and Phoenix, as well as parts of south Medford and Central Point. Jackson County Sheriff Nate Sickler say … “Everybody has lost something," says Ward. While large areas of Talent and Phoenix have been destroyed, Rich Tyler, with the Fire Marshal's Office, says there's no information available at this point about the exact location of the fire or the extent of the damage. Brush 2527. Andrews assumed they'd be out for a few hours at most, and then they could return. Officials have requested that people continue to stay out of the mandatory evacuation area because of lingering safety issues in the burn zone. The National Weather Service expects "extremely critical fire weather conditions (to) continue through this evening for all areas and through tomorrow for areas from the Cascades westward.". Fax: 781-396-4377. The Almeda Drive Fire has transitioned to a stabilized phase of the incident. Medford Police said that this fire moved rapidly, having started near the 3400-block of Table Rock just north of where it crosses I-5. The Jackson County Expo Shelter is full, and a new shelter has opened at the Josephine County Fairgrounds at 1451 Fairgrounds Road in Grants Pass. The heat was turned up inside the Medford Fire Hall as members of the current city council and those who had been newly elected came head to head … —Matt Jordan (@MattJordanKOBI) September 9, 2020 Igniting Tuesday morning, the fire — 0% contained — has already burned over 1,500 acres, local television station KDRV reported, citing the Oregon Department of Forestry.It also caused the closure of some 25 miles of … A fire destroyed almost all of Malden, Wash., on Tuesday. • Very little active fire remains within the City of Ashland on the fire that began in late morning, but ongoing monitoring and spot fire maintenance will be occurring tonight and into tomorrow. Category. Medford-area evacuee Steven Ward, 29, left one of the area's homeless encampments just two days before the fire broke out and burned through the … Temperatures are expected to reach the mid 70s today and remain for the nextseveral days. As of this morning, it had burned 2,500 to 3,000 acres, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry. The fire was first reported at about 8:00 p.m. Tuesday. It was reportedly moving north along the Bear Creek Greenway — threatening Costco and other businesses and structures. "There was definitely crying and screaming from me in the car.". Wildfire is one of the most serious threats to Southern Oregon. Wij willen hier een beschrijving geven, maar de site die u nu bekijkt staat dit niet toe. Brak produktów w koszyku. All the others. See map for specific details. The team is about 50 percent completed with its search operations on the Almeda Fire. We are together. Stickler also said seven or eight people had been arrested for theft or looting of evacuated or damaged homes. The Almeda Fire is transitioning to a more stabilized phase of the incident. Andrews says he hasn't watched the video his wife took of their home. ORIGINAL POST: The fire is being referred to on social media as the “Glendower Fire. Link for people who evacuated and report themselves as safe: https://arcg.is/14vDXC. With the high winds of previous days calming down significantly today, Medford Fire Department Chief Eric Thompson said there’s a shift in focus underway. Sheri Croy, who also works for the Asante health care system, fled the fire with her family. Our homes are completely gone.". Stevens was struggling to understand the devastation. Clothes. The fire has burned 3574 acres. Medford Mayor Gary Wheeler said the fire spread north from Ashland on Tuesday and has reached the southern edge of his city. Portions of Phoenix on the west side of the railroad tracks. The fire also threatened Interstate 5, Oregon 99, schools, a fire … Fire managers are competing for resources from all parts of the state right now, according to Scott Majors with the Office of State Fire Marshal, the incident commander for the Rogue Valley fires. A criminal investigation is underway, sheriff Nate Sickler said. Our homes are gone. “We are actively investigating both, all causes of the fire. The Oregon Department of Forestry reports the fire, now named the Almeda Drive Fire, is estimated at 1000 acres. Hwy 99 is the only way out and it's backed up. The Medford Fire Department is looking to fill quite a few boots. People with respiratory illnesses should remain indoors to avoid inhaling smoke. Jackson County Emergency Management has released this map of the evacuation area. There were melted street signs. Exhausted, Stevens collapsed into bed. Information on shelter for homeowners affected by the fire is available at the Jackson County Expo at 541-774-8270. Over the weekend, Ward was living in a broken-down RV parked at a local Walmart. Oregon 99 remains closed to the public between north Ashland (SouthValley View Drive) and south Medford (South Stage Road) for fireoperations. In the first few hours after they learned their house had been destroyed, Stevens and Andrews contemplated leaving Jackson County entirely, maybe back to Portland or even to New York. Evacuations are being ordered in Phoenix, as the fire progresses north. For updates on road closures and traffic go to tripcheck.com or call 511. "He looked outside at this black wall coming toward us and he's like, 'there's no time,'" says Croy. All those are being treated very seriously and being looked at with a criminal investigation.”. Vincentown Fire Company's Tender 1716 was responding to a dwelling fire in Medford … It started Tuesday morning as a grass fire near Almeda Dr. in Quiet Village in Ashland. Share this: Email; Print; Facebook; Twitter; LinkedIn; Pinterest; Hours & Info. The fire burned parts of Ashland, Talent, Phoenix and Medford, but slowed significantly the early part of Thursday. Updated/clarified I-5 closures in southern Oregon: Closed - Interstate 5 Exit 1 northbound near the border to exit 24 Phoenix. Air qualityconditions remain hazardous due to high levels of smoke. Shelter for homeowners affected by the fire can contact the JacksonCounty Expo at 541-774-8270. Website Announcements. "We want to put all available resources toward life safety and saving property.". Enter information on missing family or friends: https://arcg.is/014bzS, 3. Published September 18, 2020 at 12:00 PM PDT, A burned out car on Talent Ave., from the Almeda Drive Fire, https://www.facebook.com/MedfordFireDepartment/, https://www.facebook.com/MedfordPoliceOR/, https://www.facebook.com/JacksonCountySheriff/, https://www.facebook.com/ashlandfirerescue/, https://www.facebook.com/CityofAshlandOregon/, Oregon Health Authority’sdedicated webpage, interactive map of fire and evacuation areas. "I was basically not allowing myself to feel anything.". Support crews are currently on their way to the Rogue Valley from Lakeview and Union County, Majors said. It can also be streamed at ijpr.org or accessed via JPR's mobile apps or by using a smart speaker. “[Fifty is] a lot. Fire and utility crews continue to focus their efforts inside the fire line to mitigate current hazardous conditions which include fire debris, unstable structures, downed utility lines, as well as venting natural gas lines. Firefighters were patrolling the burn area and members of the Oregon National Guard were enforcing a closure order as police cruised the empty streets for possible looters. Saturday morning, Scott Coash kept a wary eye out for trespassers as he and his wife, Cindy, walked into their undamaged but largely deserted neighborhood a few blocks from where Stevens' home used to stand. Tens of thousands of people were evacuated in the initial fire as authorities feared it would burn into Medford, one of the state's most populous cities with roughly 83,000 people. "You don’t understand the full effect until you walk through it, smell it, see it.”. Like many who lost their homes, Andrews and Stevens don't yet know whether insurance would cover rebuilding, or what federal aid might be available. Vincentown Fire Company's Tender 1716 was responding to a dwelling fire in Medford Township just after 9 a.m. Tuesday. Medford Fire Department HeadQuarters 200 South Ivy Street, Room #180 Medford, OR 97501 Phone: (541) 774-2300 Fax: (541) 774-2514 Email: Find It Fast Agendas & Minutes The East boundary is North Phoenix Road and Foothills Road. Emergency scanner traffic reports structures on fire in Talent. The north boundary is McAndrews Road. Evacuation Levels are in place for the fire area south of Medford. There are still hot spots, but the break in the weather today helped fire crews make progress on those. It was a hard day.". Skip to primary content ... Tender 2526. A bystander shared this video with NBC5 and said while firefighters responded quickly the fire spread just as fast. Wij willen hier een beschrijving geven, maar de site die u nu bekijkt staat dit niet toe. Search. At least four people are confirmed dead, and the cause of the first fire remains under investigation. Fire crews continue to focus their efforts inside the fire line to mitigate hazardousconditions which include fire debris, unstable structures, downed utility lines, aswell as venting natural gas lines. * Areas south of South Valley View Road in Ashland . Public traffic is creating dangerous impacts. Jackson County Sheriff Nate Sickler announced this afternoon that the number of people so far believed to have died in the Almeda fire is three, not the four he reported Saturday evening. It will be partly cloudy with overcast smoke and haze. The cause of death is under criminal investigation. But we will stay together. UPDATE: Saturday, Sept. 2, 11:15 a.m. ... Fire crews continue to focus their efforts inside the fire line to mitigatehazardous conditions which include fire debris, unstable structures,downed utility lines, as well as venting natural gas lines. The areas being opened to residents includes those areas generally west and east of Phoenix and Talent, including those outside the city limits. While the fire didn’t spread to neighboring homes Medford Fire says the house is no longer livable. —Matt Jordan (@MattJordanKOBI) September 9, 2020 Igniting Tuesday morning, the fire — 0% contained — has already burned over 1,500 acres, local television station KDRV reported, citing the Oregon Department of Forestry.It also caused the closure of some 25 miles of … Latest evacuation maps: https://bit.ly/32clh0I, 2. PHOENIX, Ore. – Betty Stevens stumbled down the street that had until a few hours ago seemed so familiar, her feet crunching through ash and debris as she entered the smoking remains of her neighborhood. I don't think we could live anywhere else.". It took Medford Fire and Fire District 5 roughly 20 minutes to put the fire out. The City of Medford Police and Jackson County Sheriff's office are issuing Level 3 ("Go!") Initial evacuations took place for residents west of Michelle Ave. and lower Cambridge Street. It's now over $25,000. It burned through Talent and Phoenix, causing many homes and businesses to burn. By early Wednesday, the fire was burning its way toward the central neighborhoods of Medford, Ore., a city of 82,000 people, where many have been forced to flee their homes.

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