NEAR CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — On I-5 Sunday about 3:30 in the afternoon, a fully-involved vehicle fire near Exit 40 expanded to nearby grass. A couple driving the vehicle pulled over and then the fire started. They were able to get out of the vehicle safely. Fire crews said it started in the engine of the vehicle.
The nearby landscaping job played a part in the fire’s quick containment. “The Highway Department is really good about keeping the median mowed down and the shoulders of the road where there’s grass, in that case that bought us a little extra time before it hit the tall grass out in the field,” said Fire District 3’s Ron Edwards.
The vehicle appeared to be a total loss.