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Second Structure Fire in the Illinois Valley 5/5/2021 (Photo) - 05/05/22

5/5/2022. Call time 2002 hours. Third alarm structure fire in Selma, (old Selma School) arriving units found heavy fire and smoke at the south side in the middle, of the commercial structure, not the auditorium part. Fire crews are on scene putting the fire out. 

There will major traffic congestion most of the night. 199 is open but slowed. More information to follow.

 

Units on scene, IVFD, Rural Metro Fire, Grants Pass Fire & Rescue with Applegate FPD, and Williams FPD covering as well. 

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Structure Fire in the Illinois Valley - 05/05/2022 Press Release (Photo) - 05/05/22

5/5/2022, Call time 1424 hours,  IVFD responde to a structure fire at 3** North Old Stage Road. 

Arriving units found a single story structure with heavy smoke showing from the attic area. The structure received heavy structural damage and heavy smoke damage. North Old Stage was shut down while the scene was active. 

There were no injuries and all occupants are accounted for. The fire was quickly contained. Units on scene were IVFD, Josephine County Sheriff's, AMR, PP& L and a unit from Rural Metro Fire also responded to the scene then staged at IVFD Station Two to cover district. Grants Pass Fire & Rescue also moved up to cover the fire district. 

Fire has been mopped up and an ongoing investigation.

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Structure Fire in the Illinois Valley - 05/05/2022 Press Release (Photo) - 05/05/22

5/5/2022, Call time 1424 hours,  IVFD responde to a structure fire at 3** North Old Stage Road. 

Arriving units found a single story structure with heavy smoke showing from the attic area. The structure received heavy structural damage and heavy smoke damage. North Old Stage was shut down while the scene was active. 

There were no injuries and all occupants are accounted for. The fire was quickly contained. Units on scene were IVFD, AMR, PPL and a unit from Rural Metro Fire also responded to the scene then staged at IVFD Station Two to cover district. Grants Pass Fire & Rescue also moved up to cover the fire district. 

Fire has been mopped up and an ongoing investigation.

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Structure Fire in the Illinois Valley - 11/21/2021 (Photo) - 04/30/22

4/30/2022, call time 0953 hours, IVFD, AMR and Josephine County Sheriff's Office responded to a reporti of a flue fire with possible spread at 72** Holland Loop Road.

Arriving units found smoke coming from the attic area and around the flue in the rear of the structure. After some investigation it was found that there was NO spread to the attic area.

The wall around the flue was removed to be sure there was no spread.

Rural Metro Fire - Josephine County moved up to cover the Illinois Valley while this call was active.

All units are clear. Fire is under investigation.

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Illinois Valley Fire District Responds To 12.4 Acre Vegetation Fire (Photo) - 04/29/22

4/28/2022, at 4:23pm, Illinois Valley Fire District, ODF and a private excavator company responded to an escaped open burn off of 7** Crooks Creek Road.

Arriving IVFD units found several slash piles that had escaped to the hillside, actively burning.  Fire suppression efforts were started and ODF was dispatched to assist in the control of the fire. 

No structures were threatened at the time of the fire. Fire was controlled at 7pm, with 12.4 acres burned. 

Rural Metro Fire Department was requested to move up and cover the Fire District during the event. The incident was monitored through out the evening. 

IVFD Board Member Public Meeting - 04/28/22

Correction 

The Illinois Valley Fire District Board of Directors will hold a special workshop meeting at 

3:10 pm at the Administration Building, 681 Caves Hwy., Cave Junction, OR, on Monday,

May 16, 2022

 

The topic of this workshop will be Board Policy Manual review and updates.

(The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities.) 

(Any comments or concerns must be submitted in writing.)