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Fires burning along Beltline in Eugene

Crews responded to the Beltline near Northwest Expressway Tuesday as flames sparked up along the roadway.

Posted: Jul 23, 2019 4:51 PM
Updated: Jul 31, 2019 11:20 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Crews responded to the Beltline near Northwest Expressway Tuesday as flames sparked up along the roadway.

Firefighters arrived on scene at about 4 p.m.

Smoke could be seen in the area, and according to the Oregon Department of Transportation, drivers in the westbound lanes could be affected.

Officials urged caution.

For more information on road conditions, click here.

Around the same time as the fires started along the Beltline, a recreational vehicle caught fire in the area. Fire officials said they are looking into a possible correlation between the RV fire and the grass fires.

The driver of the RV said they noticed issues with the vehicle, pulled over and called the fire department. Firefighters put out the fire, and there was not a lot of visible damage.

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