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People escape car fire on I-5 southbound

Rural Metro Fire says occupants of a car, including an infant, are safe after escaping a car fire on Interstate 5.

Posted: May 28, 2019 3:59 AM

NORTH GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- Rural Metro Fire says occupants of a car, including an infant, are safe after escaping a car fire on Interstate 5. This happened on May 27, 2019 around 8:47 p.m. on I5 southbound at milepost 59. 

Fire crews say they arrived to find the sedan on fire on the side of the freeway. They say the occupants, including an infant, were able to escape the fire without any injuries. 

Rural Metro Fire says the family had just purchased the car 30 minutes before the fire. A non-specified mechanical failure is believed to be the cause. 

NewsWatch12 put in a call to Rural Metro Fire to see how many occupants there were, and to gather more information on this story. We will update the article with information once we hear back. 

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