EUGENE, Ore. – Grass fires broke out in west Eugene on Tuesday.
The latest fire, which started in the area of West 11th Avenue and Sam Reynolds Street at about noon, has been put out. It grew to about an acre in size. The flames sent up white columns of smoke visible throughout the South Hills.
When firefighters arrived, they found the fire moving quickly to the south and east, but crews kept the flames from spreading to any structures.
No one was injured. The Fire Marshal's Office is at the scene investigating the cause of the blaze.
Sam Reynolds Street was shut down, and police said there was heavy traffic congestion in the area of West 11th Avenue. Drivers were asked to take alternative routes. As of 2 p.m., the roads are back open.