OAKRIDGE, Ore. — The Latest on a brush fire near Oakridge that destroyed a trailer and shut down lanes of Highway 58 for several hours (all times local):

12:45 a.m. Wednesday

A utility company says a dead tree that fell on power lines appears to have caused a brush fire near Oakridge that destroyed a trailer and shut down lanes of Highway 58 for several hours before it was contained, KMTR TV reports (http://bit.ly/2vZwsqB.)

In a statement reported by KTMR, Lane Electric Cooperative says: “Indications are that a dead tree fell over from outside LEC’s right-of-way into the power line bring it to the ground and starting the fire. In all, it appears that 4 or 5 spans of wire between the highway and the railroad tracks were involved.”


4:22 p.m. Tuesday

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

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