Late last night, at 11:52 PM, Grants Pass Fire personnel responded to a report of a vegetation fire on Interstate 5, located at mile marker 58 southbound. The prompt action of local firefighters played a crucial role in preventing a potentially dangerous situation.
Upon arrival, firefighting crews found approximately a quarter-acre of grass and brush ablaze, burning slowly. Thanks to the rapid response and efficient coordination, they managed to halt the forward progress of the fire. There were no reported injuries or damage to nearby structures.
Authorities suspect that this fire was human-caused, with evidence pointing towards transient activity in the vicinity. Alongside Grants Pass Fire, Oregon State Police also responded to the incident to investigate the circumstances surrounding the ignition of the fire.
Grants Pass Fire Department takes this opportunity to emphasize the importance of fire safety throughout the year, but particularly during the summer months when the risk of wildfires is elevated. To learn more about fire safety and prevention, please visit the “One Less Spark” campaign at https://www.readyforwildfire.org/prevent-wildfire/one-less-spark-campaign/.