Large Fire along Railroad Track

Grants Pass Dept. of Public Safety

Grants Pass Fire Rescue arrived on scene of a large pile of railroad ties that caught fire just after 6:00 am yesterday morning.  The fire was reported to be alongside the railroad tracks just behind the Oregon Youth Authority at 2001 NE F St in Grants Pass.  Crews quickly controlled the large fire and limited the spread to the surrounding vegetation and brush.  Crews from Grants Pass City Streets brought in a Backhoe and Excavator to help move the large timbers along with Rural Metro Fire also assisted with the scene.  Smoke was visible for most of the day while crews completed the difficult mop up of the large timbers.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation and anyone with information regarding the fire is urged to call Grants Pass Fire Rescue at 541-450-6200.  We would like to remind everyone with the hot dry weather to be careful while enjoying outside actives this time of year.