Blown transformer sparks brush fire near Oakridge
Jul. 25, 2017
OAKRIDGE, Ore. (AP) — A blown transformer sparked a brush fire near Oakridge that destroyed a trailer and shut down lanes of Highway 58 for several hours before it was contained.
The Register Guard reports Tuesday (http://bit.ly/2uvfqCR) that no one was injured in the blaze that began shortly after 2 p.m.
The westbound lanes and shoulder of Highway 58 were shut down, causing traffic delays of up to two hours.
The newspaper reports that the fire destroyed a singlewide mobile home as strong winds fanned the flames.
An elderly woman was rescued by firefighters and was not hurt.
Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com