Widespread rain along with lowering temperatures across Southern Oregon has been a welcome sight to many Oregonians and firefighters across the area.
Thanks to that that widespread rain, on Saturday, the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest District announced that effective Sunday, at 12:01 a.m., the public fire danger level will be decreasing to moderate and the industrial fire precaution level (IFPL) will decrease to one across Jackson and Josephine Counties.
That means that Saturday will be the last day power-driven and/or spark-emitting machinery is completely prohibited.
However several restrictions will continue to remain in place even with IFPL decreasing including: No debris burning, including piles and debris burned in burn barrels.
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Around two Saturday afternoon, firefighters from Illinois Valley Fire and the Oregon Department of Forestry responded to an abandoned RV fire off Kerby Main Line and Service Road 39-8-3.
Fire crews say that there was minimal spread to the wildland and that the fire has been controlled and under investigation.
IVFD says that they will be checking the surrounding burn area throughout the night.
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Eugene-Springfield Fire responded to a fire at the Centennial Plaza strip mall in Springfield late Sunday night.
Crews arrived at about 11:33 p.m. to the 600 block of West Centennial Avenue and found the fire burning in the underside area of the building with smoke on the inside of one business and burn marks up the outer wall, according to officials.
One person found inside the business was evaluated but was not injured.
The fire is said to be suspicious and is being investigated, according to officials.
Officials do not have an estimate of the damage yet.
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Devils Churn is an ocean-worn crack in a massive basalt flow created by a volcano 37 million years ago.
Seventy-five yards wide at its mouth, the chute slices 200 yards inland, narrowing to just three or four feet before ending at the base of Cape Perpetua towering above.
The churn’s wild waves draw thousands of people a year to the Forest Service day-use area. Visitors can view the action from platforms above or walk down a long, paved path to a series of steps leading to the basalt and the water’s edge. Steve Allen, 67, of Walnut Creek, California, was visiting there Sept. 9 with his wife, Linda.
They walked the path to the bottom. Steve Allen told Linda he was going ahead to check things out, picking his way east around a corner on the south edge of the chute. He got to within 30 feet of the end.
A brush fire near Multnomah Falls Thursday night was caused by a busy beaver according to Corbett Fire.
Fire officials said the beaver caused a tree to fall onto a power line, sparking the flames. Then, the east wind helped fuel the flames, fire officials said.
The fire was brought under control in about two hours.
There were no evacuations and deputies said there was no immediate danger to the public.
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