Car catches fire on Bear Creek Greenway

Central Point, Ore. — A warning tonight from fire crews — after a car caught on fire this morning off the Bear Creek Greenway.

Fire District Three says the owner of the car left the engine running behind the Expo, causing the grass underneath to heat up and catch on fire.

This photo from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office shows how the flames eventually spread to the car.

Nobody was injured, but the sheriff’s office wants to make it clear that cars are not allowed on the greenway path.

NBC5 News Multimedia Journalist Elizabeth Ruiz was raised in Northern Colorado. She graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Journalism and Media Communication. She also minored in Spanish and studied in Spain. While at Colorado State, she was an anchor and reporter for CTV Channel 11.

Elizabeth loves Zumba dancing, singing and spending time with her family.

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