SEVERE WX : Dense Fog Advisory View Alerts

Wildfire along I-5 north of Hugo knocked down and lined

Fire officials estimated that the fire was about 3.6 acres at its largest.

Posted: Jun 14, 2019 4:59 PM
Updated: Jun 14, 2019 7:04 PM

HUGO, Ore. — 

UPDATE: The wildfire north of Hugo has been knocked down and lined at roughly 3.6 acres, according to fire officials on the scene. Fire crews will be monitoring the area overnight, watching for hot spots.

ODF said that the fire was started by the catalytic converter of a vehicle pulled over on the side of the roadway.

The primary fire sparked two small spot fires, both less than an acre.

According to ODF, windy conditions were the main reason for the fire's rapid spread.

(Updated 6/14/19 at 7 p.m.)


INITIAL REPORT: Firefighters are on the scene of a wildfire between Hugo and Sunny Valley along I-5, causing the closure of one northbound lane.

The fire was last estimated at around 3-5 acres and growing, with firefighters unable to acheive any containment yet. No structures are threatened, and there are no evacuations in effect, the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) said.

Shortly after 6 p.m., ODF still estimated that the fire had not grown beyond 5 acres.

The slow lane of I-5 northbound on the descending side of Sexton Summit remains closed due to the wildfire and firefighting efforts, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). That closure could extend through the evening.

"Watch for people near the roadway, fire apparatus and slow moving traffic," ODOT said.

In a Tweet posted around 5:45 p.m., the agency said the following: "Fire racing up hillside. Keep your eye on driving."

This is a developing story and the article will be updated with more information as it comes through.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 396501

Reported Deaths: 5268
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah61066850
Washington42631406
Marion40277517
Clackamas33256388
Lane30473363
Jackson25211363
Deschutes23984192
Umatilla15155184
Linn14966184
Douglas13608295
Josephine10357248
Yamhill9878145
Klamath9120152
Polk8347103
Benton622940
Malheur593592
Coos5806109
Columbia441156
Jefferson426066
Lincoln367952
Crook343958
Union341456
Wasco319646
Clatsop265435
Baker222533
Tillamook219846
Hood River217237
Morrow198425
Curry194239
Harney121733
Grant109116
Lake106318
Wallowa76313
Sherman1933
Gilliam1854
Wheeler1161
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 5127121

Reported Deaths: 74911
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles153745027248
San Diego4104514351
Riverside3912955388
San Bernardino3784085998
Orange3367395771
Sacramento1699162460
Kern1588341838
Fresno1581872284
Santa Clara1536961933
Alameda1262241513
San Joaquin1084911837
Ventura1049251194
Contra Costa1046451058
Stanislaus922291434
Tulare869791102
San Francisco57458674
San Mateo56861631
Monterey52973626
Solano48014360
Santa Barbara47846555
Merced45506672
Sonoma43609414
Placer42736473
Imperial39148778
Kings35547369
San Luis Obispo31803360
Madera26511311
Shasta26353462
Butte25690320
Santa Cruz22540224
Yolo21792263
Marin18728249
El Dorado18544168
Sutter14691186
Napa13501107
Yuba1084791
Humboldt10360119
Tehama10329133
Nevada10187105
Mendocino873799
Lassen801259
San Benito793979
Tuolumne782691
Lake7073113
Amador583267
Siskiyou480757
Glenn460336
Calaveras449988
Del Norte380442
Colusa329821
Inyo259446
Plumas19679
Mono19274
Mariposa163318
Trinity102117
Modoc7956
Unassigned3820
Sierra2210
Alpine1080
Out of CA00
Medford
Cloudy
43° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 40°
Brookings
Cloudy
48° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 48°
Crater Lake
Mostly Cloudy
43° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 40°
Grants Pass
Cloudy
43° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 40°
Klamath Falls
Mostly Cloudy
31° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 31°
Showers return tomorrow with falling snow levels
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events