FireWatch: 76 gas station catches fire in Wolf Creek

Multiple fire departments are at the scene of a structure fire at the 76 gas station in Wolf Creek. NewsWatch 12 has a reporter at the scene and we will provide more information as it becomes available.

Posted: Oct 20, 2021 6:14 AM
Updated: Oct 20, 2021 4:31 PM

WOLF CREEK, Ore. -- Multiple fire departments responded to the scene of a structure fire at the 76 gas station in Wolf Creek, arriving to find the market building in flames.

The exact cause of the fire is unknown at this time, but fire officials said that Oregon State Police was heading out to conduct interviews for an investigation.

A 911 call came in early Wednesday morning when someone heard an alarm go off. When Rural Metro Fire arrived, the building was about three-fourths of the way involved in flames.

Firefighters said that they knew it was a total loss when they got to the scene. Their main concern was keeping flames away from the nearby gas pumps. After the initial response, officials said that they were not worried about the flames spreading from the building.

Mere yards away from the 76 station sits the fire house of the Wolf Creek Rural Fire Protection District, but there were no volunteer firefighters from the district on hand to fight the fire when it broke out Wednesday morning. According to Austin Prince with Rural Metro Fire, the chief and all of Wolf Creek's firefighters resigned last week for reasons that remain unclear.

The lack of a local response at least partially accounted for the response from multiple fire departments as far away as Medford, Jacksonville, and Ashland.

Prince said that the Wolf Creek Rural Fire Protection District board planned to convene an emergency meeting Wednesday night in order to address the issue.

The same gas station that burned down on Wednesday previously caught fire in February of 2020. NewsWatch 12 spoke to the owner of the store who was at the scene, and she said that they had been ready to move forward with plans to renovate the building when this fire happened.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 396501

Reported Deaths: 5268
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah61066850
Washington42631406
Marion40277517
Clackamas33256388
Lane30473363
Jackson25211363
Deschutes23984192
Umatilla15155184
Linn14966184
Douglas13608295
Josephine10357248
Yamhill9878145
Klamath9120152
Polk8347103
Benton622940
Malheur593592
Coos5806109
Columbia441156
Jefferson426066
Lincoln367952
Crook343958
Union341456
Wasco319646
Clatsop265435
Baker222533
Tillamook219846
Hood River217237
Morrow198425
Curry194239
Harney121733
Grant109116
Lake106318
Wallowa76313
Sherman1933
Gilliam1854
Wheeler1161
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 5127121

Reported Deaths: 74911
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles153745027248
San Diego4104514351
Riverside3912955388
San Bernardino3784085998
Orange3367395771
Sacramento1699162460
Kern1588341838
Fresno1581872284
Santa Clara1536961933
Alameda1262241513
San Joaquin1084911837
Ventura1049251194
Contra Costa1046451058
Stanislaus922291434
Tulare869791102
San Francisco57458674
San Mateo56861631
Monterey52973626
Solano48014360
Santa Barbara47846555
Merced45506672
Sonoma43609414
Placer42736473
Imperial39148778
Kings35547369
San Luis Obispo31803360
Madera26511311
Shasta26353462
Butte25690320
Santa Cruz22540224
Yolo21792263
Marin18728249
El Dorado18544168
Sutter14691186
Napa13501107
Yuba1084791
Humboldt10360119
Tehama10329133
Nevada10187105
Mendocino873799
Lassen801259
San Benito793979
Tuolumne782691
Lake7073113
Amador583267
Siskiyou480757
Glenn460336
Calaveras449988
Del Norte380442
Colusa329821
Inyo259446
Plumas19679
Mono19274
Mariposa163318
Trinity102117
Modoc7956
Unassigned3820
Sierra2210
Alpine1080
Out of CA00
Medford
Partly Cloudy
41° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 41°
Brookings
Cloudy
45° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 45°
Crater Lake
Partly Cloudy
41° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 41°
Grants Pass
Cloudy
41° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 41°
Klamath Falls
Cloudy
32° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 26°
Brief dry break today
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events

Latest Video

Image

Monday, December 6th Evening Weather

Image

Two victims identified in fiery plane crash outside Medford Airport Chevrolet

Image

Monday, December 6 afternoon weather

Image

RAW VIDEO: Plane crashes into Medford car lot after takeoff

Image

Pilot dies in Medford plane crash near the Airport Chevrolet on Biddle Road

Image

Monday, December 6 morning weather

Image

Medford Plane Crash

Image

Sunday, December 5th Weather

Image

Sunday, December 5th Weather

Image

Saturday, December 4th Weather