Small afternoon fire closes one lane on I-5 South

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — A small afternoon fire slowed southbound traffic on I-5 between Rogue River and Grants Pass.

The Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest District says the fire was one-fourth of an acre.

The fire burned down an embankment on the side of the southbound lanes, closing one lane for emergency vehicles.

ODF says a fire line was quickly established and firefighters will stay on the scene until the fire is completely out.

It says the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Mariah Mills
NBC5 News reporter Mariah Mills is a Medford native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor's Degree in journalism. She also minored in sociology. In school, she covered Oregon athletics for the student-run television station, Duck TV. When she's not reporting, she’s reading, hiking and rooting for her favorite teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the Oregon Ducks.
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