Two alarm fire shuts down exit 30 ramps

MEDFORD, Ore. — A two-alarm fire on the Bear Creek Greenway shut down exit 30 ramps to southbound Interstate 5.

Just before 5 p.m. Thursday, fire crews got a report of smoke on the Bear Creek Greenway near I-5 exit 30.

Fortunately, Medford’s fire station four is just 1000 feet away and crews arrived quickly, containing the fire to about three and a half acres. Firefighters are reminding people to be careful in the hot, dry weather.

“We’ve had a lot of human-caused fires this summer already, and this is looking like it’s an indication of another human-caused fire,” said Deputy Chief Justin Bates with Medford Fire-Rescue.

Several people were seen in the area when the fire started.

What exactly started that fire is still under investigation.

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