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Fire district taps new chief

Posted by mbinker On December - 26 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

On Friday afternoon, Dec. 21, following an hour-long executive session, the Illinois Valley Fire District (IVFD) Board of Directors formally hired a new top officer to replace Chief Harry Rich, who has announced his retirement, set for March 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

‘It does look suspicious’

Posted by mbinker On November - 19 - 2012 2 COMMENTS

Oregon State Police are investigating the cause of a three-alarm fire that destroyed a Downtown Cave Junction bar early Monday morning, Nov. 19.

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Turning in his turn-outs

Posted by mbinker On September - 13 - 2012 2 COMMENTS

“Mopping up” a 43-year career in fire service, Illinois Valley Fire District Chief Harry Rich announced his plan to retire in March 2013. Rich read his announcement during the fire district’s monthly board meeting, Thursday, Sept. 13 at IVFD Station One in Cave Junction. Read the rest of this entry »

Early morning crash fatal for one

Posted by mbinker On June - 6 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

A 28-year-old man has died from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle wreck on Dick George Road reported early Wednesday morning, June 6. Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation. Read the rest of this entry »

Fire consumes rural Cave Junction home

Posted by mbinker On December - 23 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Illinois Valley Fire District (IVFD) responded to a house fire in the 1400 block Dick George Road Thursday afternoon, Dec. 22.

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Early-morning fire consumes Selma residence

Posted by ccamp On December - 4 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

No injuries were reported following a structure fire on Draper Valley Road Saturday morning, Dec. 3. Although the residents escaped injury, the home is a total loss, according to Illinois Valley Fire District.

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IVFD to hold fire prevention fair

Posted by mbinker On October - 5 - 2011 1 COMMENT

Illinois Valley Fire District will host a day-long Fire Prevention Fair on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Jubilee Park in Cave Junction. Emergency preparedness information and activities will be featured, in addition to an all-you-can-eat pancake fund-raising breakfast for the Firefighters’ Association beginning at 7 a.m.

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Public safety agencies seek volunteers in I.V.

Posted by mbinker On September - 1 - 2011 7 COMMENTS

Illinois Valley Fire District (IVFD) and Josephine County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) each have launched recruitment efforts to add volunteers to their respective forces.

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Pharmacy fire extinguished quickly

Posted by mbinker On July - 7 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

An observer might be forgiven for thinking a parade was assembling on the parking lot near Shop Smart Food Warehouse Thursday afternoon. Or perhaps a firefighters’ muster.

But Illinois Valley Fire District personnel had responded in force to a report of a fire on W. Watkins Street, at Pharmacy Express, and a second alarm brought crews from Grants Pass Dept. of Public Safety, Rural/Metro Fire Dept. and Oregon Dept. of Forestry. Read the rest of this entry »

Deputy involved in single-vehicle wreck on U.S 199

Posted by mbinker On June - 29 - 2011 4 COMMENTS

A Josephine County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) deputy sustained minor injuries after colliding nearly head-on with a tree in the 20000 block of Redwood Hwy. Tuesday afternoon, June 28. The accident occurred as the officer was en route to  a medical call in Kerby.

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Smoke, water close Shop Smart

Posted by mbinker On June - 21 - 2011 4 COMMENTS

A three-alarm call went out from Downtown Cave Junction Tuesday afternoon, June 21. On the first day of summer and the hottest day of the year so far, it’s thought workers on the roof may have ignited a small fire in the attic at Cave Junction’s sole grocery store.

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I.V. Fire District honors those who serve

Posted by mbinker On April - 11 - 2011 1 COMMENT

Illinois Valley Fire District recognized those who serve at its annual Awards Dinner on Saturday, April 9. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Extensive damage’ reported after Selma fire

Posted by mbinker On April - 3 - 2011 1 COMMENT

Family safe and recovering after blaze which caused extensive damage to a Thompson Creek Road residence.

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One injured in Rockydale crash

Posted by mbinker On March - 14 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Illinois Valley Fire District responded Monday night, March 14 to a single-vehicle rollover crash on Rockydale Road.

The cause of the accident, reported around 8:45 p.m., has yet to be determined.

It appears there was only one occupant in the gold-colored Ford pickup truck. The accident victim was transported by American Medical Response to XXXXxxxx. The occupant’s name and extent of his injuries are not known at this time.

Wind drives Deer Creek fire

Posted by mbinker On February - 12 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Brisk wind fanned a three-quarter acre brush fire on Deer Creek road Saturday, Feb. 12. Illinois Valley Fire District responded.

The brush fire burned in steep terrain. (Photo by IVFD Media Dept.)

The blaze, reported around noon, spread on steep terrain through dense blackberry thicket, contributing to



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