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.

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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