According to Roseburg Police officials, a call came in just before 11 a.m. about a "suspicious device" that sat atop a concrete post on the green bridge's southern entrance, closest to the VA.
Contractors are replacing two culverts on Forest Road 4775-011 by Soda Springs Dam; the work started July 30.
Douglas County Public Health officials is urging people across the state to take precautions as temperatures and air quality reach potentially unhealthy levels. The National Weather Service is predicting weather that could bring prolonged wildfire smoke exposure to communities in central Douglas County.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Level 3 (GO) evacuation for the homes on Ferguson Lane, Stouts Creek, and Conley Lane.
There is a total of $948,365 dollars available for funding projects in Douglas, Jackson, Klamath and Lane counties.
Following two consecutive days of Red Flag Warning weather, which brings high temperatures, low humidity and gusty winds, the fire has grown to 830 acres. Containment is estimated at 15 percent.
The cause of the blaze is still under investigation and with the current heatwave firefighters will be working extra hard to contain it.
Suspicious letters received at dozens of government buildings around Oregon prompted a statewide investigation.
Coos Forest Protective Association is assisting in battling the wildfire that's still burning east of Glide in Douglas County.
Roseburg (20-10 overall) will play Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m.
After the last high heat wave in June and early July, ESSENSE data was used to see the impact of heat-related illness and drowning cases that ended up in Oregon hospitals.
The Cable Crossing Fire, located five miles east of Glide, jumped containment lines Wednesday evening.
Responding crews reported heavy smoke visible from the Melqua Road area. On arrival at the scene firefighters encountered thick, black smoke and fire coming from two of the windows on the front side of the home.
The closure means that all industrial activity is now prohibited throughout DFPA’s 1.6 million acre district.
A Roseburg man has been arrested following a pursuit where the suspect reached speeds estimated up to 80 mph on Stephens Street in Roseburg with three children in the back, police say.