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Heavy Winds Pick Up Blaze Between Coquille and Bandon

Coos Forest Protective Association has confirmed they are on scene of a fire west of Coquille. The fire is located mostly in brush at Milepost 8 on North Bank Lane. The fire is about 10 to 15 acres in a former logging unit. Authorities believe a downed power lines may be the cause. High winds [...]


Tuesday September 8 2020

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Bandon Pacific Seafood Identified as Workplace Outbreak for COVID

A Workplace Outbreak at Bandon Pacific Seafood in Coos Bay has been reported by Coos Health and Wellness. Public Health Officials say they’ve worked with staff to identify and isolate those who are sick, as well as test and quarantine those who have been exposed. The outbreak does not pose a significant risk to the [...]


Friday September 4 2020

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Sweet Creek Milepost 2 Fire Suspect Arrested

Lane County Sheriff’s office has arrested a Mapleton man in connection with the fire that’s burned over 500 acres and threatened several homes. 44 year old Elia Newton Pendergrass was arrested for First Degree Arson in connection with the Sweet Creek Milepost 2 fire. The investigation after several fires along Sweet Creek Road were reported [...]


Tuesday September 1 2020

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Fire Crews Working on Fire near Humbug Mountain

Wildland fire crews have been dispatched to an area of forest lands located near Humbug mountain to work a fire that started earlier today. There is not word how large the fire is at this hour. Humbug Mountain is located south of Port Orford. Meanwhile, crews continue to work on the 500-acre Sweet Creek Milepost [...]


Tuesday September 1 2020

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COVID Case Update for Coos County

Coos Health and Wellness has updated the current COVID-19 confirmed and presumptive cases. As of this morning, the total number of cases remained at 116. The county saw an increase of confirmed cases since Friday raising the number to 89 since statistics have been kept. The number of presumptive cases rose by one to 27. [...]


Tuesday September 1 2020

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CFPA Increases Fire Danger to Extreme

The Coos Forest Protective Association (CFPA) has increased the fire danger to “Extreme” for the public’s regulated use of forest lands starting today. Temperatures are forecasted to be above normal and strong winds predicted over the next week. The increased danger implements extra precautionary measures for the public in an effort to prevent fire starts [...]


Tuesday September 1 2020

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Coos County Forest Lands close after Extreme Dryness

The Coos County Forest Lands are closed today to motorized vehicles due to extreme dryness, unauthorized camping and unexplained fires. The Forest will be closed to unauthorized motor vehicles however foot traffic and non-motorized bicycles are permitted. Restrictions could change as fire conditions change. If you have questions regarding the closure call Coos County Commissioner [...]


Monday August 31 2020

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Coos County Logs Two COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Coos County has added two COVID-related Hospitalizations to its case counts since Wednesday. Officials with Coos Health and Wellness were unable to give any other details about the patients, or whether they’ve been linked to rumored outbreaks in the community, however they did say the contact tracing is underway on the most recent cases. As [...]


Friday August 28 2020

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Reward increase Regarding Intentional Fires in Empire

The Coos Bay Police Department has been investigating multiple fires over the last couple of months. Cardinal Services has offered to up the total to 10-thousand-dollars after the City of Coos Bay offered a reward for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the person/persons responsible for the fires. The intentional fires [...]


Friday August 28 2020

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Suspicious Fire near Sumner Prompts Investigation

Sumner Rural Fire was called for a second time to extinguish a fire in a motorhome abandoned on Sumner-Fairview Road. Chief Rob Aton says this time, the motorhome was fully engulfed. Aton says the fire has been classified as “suspicious” and an investigation is underway. Aton says the flames were so large, Millington and Green [...]


Thursday August 27 2020

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