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West 11th Fire Cause Under Investigation

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Fire Department is still investigating what cause a grass fire to shut down parts of West 11th Avenue.

Eugene police say the fire broke out Friday afternoon at Highway 126 and Greenhill Road.

West 11th Avenue from North Terry to Greenhill Road were closed while dozens of crews battled the flames for hours. For one business owner, it was a close call.

“We just thought we would move the trailers for insurance purposes, and before I could pull my truck around, I was busy hooking the trailer up when the fire was right on top of us. We just had to abandon the idea,” said Charles Hibberd, Arma owner.

A spokesperson for the Eugene Fire Department says it will have a better idea of what caused the fire on Tuesday.

Photo courtesy of Jessica Warren.

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