MEDFORD, Ore. — NewsWatch 12 is receiving information that a number of grass fires are “on hold” on Interstate 5 at 10:30 Sunday morning.

Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Southwest District and Grants Pass Fire Department are among those responding to grass fires from mile markers 44-50 for I-5 heading north, with three fires reported near exit 45, mile marker 48 and mile marker 50.

Reports suggest an evacuation is underway for a trailer park near I-5 exit 45, facilitated by the Josephine County Search and Rescue Unit.

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ODF says up to five fires started along I-5.

Initial reports from drivers of the fire near Exit 45 began at approximately 9:27 a.m.

Other reports involved a crash at I-5 exit 45 and traffic backed up at exit 48 during the early morning fire.

We’ll have more information online as it becomes available and in NewsWatch 12.

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