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'I got my kids first, and then I thought about my ribs'

'I got my kids first, and then I thought about my ribs' »Play Video
Robert Wright

A mother and her 6-year-old son are now recovering in a hospital after a fire ripped through their Fresno apartment early Tuesday morning.

One of their neighbors said he got his kids out first - then grabbed ribs he had on the barbecue.

Photos: Dramatic images of record hurricane activity in Pacific Ocean

Photos: Dramatic images of record hurricane activity in Pacific Ocean
Hurricane Jimena churns in the Pacific Ocean as seen from the International Space Station. (Photo: NASA / Kjell Lindgren)

Chalk up two firsts for the planet this year when it comes to hurricanes this summer -- a parade of three simultaneous hurricanes in the Pacific Ocean over the weekend, plus a rather odd record set in the Atlantic too.

In the Garden: Building your own compost bin

In the Garden: Building your own compost bin »Play Video

Meteorologist Kris Nation joined Brooke Edmunds from the OSU extension in the garden to learn how to build your own structure for a compost bin that helps store and break down organic material.

Godzilla El Nino vs. the blob: 'The mighty Godzilla will prevail'

Godzilla El Nino vs. the blob: 'The mighty Godzilla will prevail'
A large size figure of Godzilla in a diorama is on display at Cheepa's gallery in Tokyo.

Two weather entities have been battling it out for media attention of late: The warm 'blob' of water in the Pacific Ocean largely blamed for our year-plus long of warmer temperatures in the Northwest, and a budding El Niño of super strength that has been given a variety of monikers, from "Bruce Lee" El Niño to "Godzilla" El Niño.

Huge swarms of bats amaze onlookers

Huge swarms of bats amaze onlookers »Play Video
In the Sacramento, California area -- a mass flight of bats called a "Bat-nado" by some can only be seen during the summer months. And experts say bat season arrived earlier this year. Anjali Hemphill reports.

'Everything is gone in there': Fire destroys golf course clubhouse

'Everything is gone in there': Fire destroys golf course clubhouse »Play Video
The first call came in at 11:27 p.m. Monday night. The fire was mostly out by 7:55 a.m. Tuesday.

Judy Magana arrived early Tuesday morning to see for herself.

"Oh my God. I mean, it's gone," she said of the clubhouse at Mallard Creek Golf Course. "Everything is gone in there."

Fire crews face new challenges as many members go back to school

Fire crews face new challenges as many members go back to school »Play Video

Fire crews are spread thin and more members could be leaving fire lines soon as summer comes to an end. As it turns out, fighting fires is a summer job for many students. 

NEDCO housing program: 'It’ll be my first apartment and it means a lot'

NEDCO housing program: 'It’ll be my first apartment and it means a lot' »Play Video

A two-story apartment complex in downtown Eugene will soon become a home for former foster children. For some residents, this apartment will feel like the first place they can truly call home.

Coach Gary Andersen prepares to face off against familiar faces

Coach Gary Andersen prepares to face off against familiar faces »Play Video

Beavers’ Head Coach Gary Andersen expects to see some familiar faces in the coming week as he gets ready to host Weber State from Ogden, Utah.

Back to School: Avoiding concussions in high school football

Back to School: Avoiding concussions in high school football »Play Video

The Friday night lights will be shining on fields across Oregon this week as football season officially kicks off. But the sport is seeing some changes this year in an effort to keep players safe in practice and during the games.