Friday, May 31, 2013

Beacon Hill Fire Situation Improving

Crews have nearly completed a fire line around the 75-acre Beacon Hill Fire. Grants Pass residents will likely see flames on the hill tonight as firefighters ignite unburned vegetation along the fire line. The fire is not contained, and the burning out of unburned fuel is part of the process toward containing the fire. Crews will be working on the fire throughout the night.

Both lanes of Interstate 5 northbound are open, and roadblocks have been lifted on Beacon Drive. Jones Road will remain closed until at least 10:00 p.m. tonight.