Medford Fire-Rescue
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News Releases
Duplex Escapes with Minor damages from exterior Fire - 04/22/18

Medford Fire Rescue units responded to a reported structure fire on North Columbus Ave this afternoon. The fire was out upon arrival, thanks to quick intervention from the occupants and an off duty Applegate Fire District firefighter who saw smoke while driving by. Fire damage was limited to a recycling can and exterior wall and eaves of the duplex. Crews verified there was no fire extension into the wall or attic space.

 

The fire originated inside the recycling can which was placed directly against the wall of the structure. The exact cause of ignition was not determined but most likely caused by the spontaneous combustion of improperly disposed of materials. It is important to be aware of what is and is not appropriate to place into recycling and general garbage cans. Refer to and follow manufacturer's instructions for proper disposal.

 

No civilians or firefighters were injured during this incident and all occupants were able to remain in their homes.

 

While on scene firefighters determined one of the tenant's smoke alarm was more than 10 years old and replaced it for them. Smoke alarms have a 10 year lifespan and should be replaced after 10 years of service or when they signal they are end of life. Newer alarms will have a 'born on date' printed on the rear label. We encourage everyone to test their alarms regularly and to check the dates.

 

Brush pile burning continues at Prescott Park on Roxy Ann Peak in Medford - 04/18/18

On Thursday, April 19th 2018 Medford Fire-Rescue will be continuing brush pile burning operations at Prescott Park on Roxy Ann Peak.  This is a continuing effort to reduce flammable fuels within the park in order to reduce the chances of a catastrophic wildfire in Prescott Park.  From 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on Thursday April 19th Medford Fire-Rescue crews will be working in the area below the adventure obstacle park.  Fire Department crews will systematically burn up excess brush, tree limbs, and forest debris that has been cleared and placed in piles over the fall and winter by inmate work crews from Jackson County Corrections.

Due to the location of the burning operations high on Roxy Anne Peak, smoke and some fire may be visible from many parts of the Valley floor.  The park will remain open for recreation, and impacts to the public from smoke should be minimal.  Users of the park should stay alert to fire department crews and equipment working in the area.

The work being done within the park is a partnership between Medford Parks and Recreation, Medford Fire-Rescue, and the Jackson County Corrections Department.  Each fall and winter, Medford Parks and Recreation contracts with the Jackson County Corrections Department to have inmate crews clear and pile excess brush in order to be burned later by Medford Fire-Rescue.  This cooperative is an effort to reduce the risk of a catastrophic wildfire burning quickly through Prescott Park.  High value communications equipment as well as nearby homes in the area could be at risk should a fast moving fire burn through the area.  Proactive management of the Park is being undertaken in an effort to protect the recreation resources frequently used by the public.

Prescott Park is accessed from Roxy Ann Drive, off of Hillcrest Road. The park totals 1740 acres and consists of 200 acres purchased by the Lions Club and donated to the City in 1930 and 1500 acres purchased by the City via the Federal Lands to Parks Act in 1931.  It is believed that the additional 40 acre parcel was purchased from a private party but records are unclear.

The Name:  Constable George J. Prescott was a member of the Lions Club and a big supporter of park development.  He was shot in the line of duty and in 1937 Mayor Furnas dedicated the park as "Prescott Park."  Mr. Prescott is interred at the I.O.O.F./Eastwood Cemetery in Medford; an historic location with views of the park, also managed by the City of Medford.

Brush Pile Burning will continue Monday at Prescott Park in Medford - 04/08/18

On Monday, April 9th 2018 Medford Fire-Rescue will be continuing brush pile burning operations at Prescott Park on Roxy Ann Peak.  This is a continuing effort to reduce flammable fuels within the park in order to reduce the chances of a catastrophic wildfire in Prescott Park.  From 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on Monday April 9th Medford Fire-Rescue crews will be working near the top of the park just below the radio tower facility.  Fire Department crews will systematically burn up excess brush, tree limbs, and forest debris that has been cleared and placed in piles over the fall and winter by inmate work crews from Jackson County Corrections.

Due to the location of the burning operations high on Roxy Anne Peak, smoke and some fire may be visible from many parts of the Valley floor.  The park will remain open for recreation, and impacts to the public from smoke should be minimal.  Users of the park should stay alert to fire department crews and equipment working in the area.

The work being done within the park is a partnership between Medford Parks and Recreation, Medford Fire-Rescue, and the Jackson County Corrections Department.  Each fall and winter, Medford Parks and Recreation contracts with the Jackson County Corrections Department to have inmate crews clear and pile excess brush in order to be burned later by Medford Fire-Rescue.  This cooperative is an effort to reduce the risk of a catastrophic wildfire burning quickly through Prescott Park.  High value communications equipment as well as nearby homes in the area could be at risk should a fast moving fire burn through the area.  Proactive management of the Park is being undertaken in an effort to protect the recreation resources frequently used by the public.

Prescott Park is accessed from Roxy Ann Drive, off of Hillcrest Road. The park totals 1740 acres and consists of 200 acres purchased by the Lions Club and donated to the City in 1930 and 1500 acres purchased by the City via the Federal Lands to Parks Act in 1931.  It is believed that the additional 40 acre parcel was purchased from a private party but records are unclear.

The Name:  Constable George J. Prescott was a member of the Lions Club and a big supporter of park development.  He was shot in the line of duty and in 1937 Mayor Furnas dedicated the park as "Prescott Park."  Mr. Prescott is interred at the I.O.O.F./Eastwood Cemetery in Medford; an historic location with views of the park, also managed by the City of Medford.