Two-Alarm Structure Fire Closes OR238 Near Grants Pass

A two-alarm structure fire broke out near Grants Pass tonight, prompting a swift response from multiple emergency agencies, including Grants Pass Fire Rescue, Rural Metro Fire Department, and Josephine County Sheriff’s Department. The incident was reported to 911 at 9:31 p.m.

In response to the fire, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has taken precautionary measures by closing all OR238 lanes (2 miles east of Grants Pass) in both directions for safety reasons. Emergency crews are currently on scene conducting mop-up work.

Engine companies from Rogue River and Applegate were dispatched to help cover additional calls in the area, as part of the Rogue Valley Mutual Aid System.

Rural Metro confirmed that at least one vehicle, one structure, and approximately 1/4 acre of wildland were on fire during the incident. According to officials, the fire is under control.

As of now, there are no further details available as the situation is still developing. Medford Alert will closely monitor the incident and provide updates as new information becomes available.

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