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Grass Fire Under Control In South Eugene

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UPDATE, POSTED 6:34pm 8/14/2018: Dawn Barth, Emergency and Risk Management Coordinator for Lane Community College, says 30th Avenue is now open and that responders will continue to monitor the area where a grass fire burned around 4pm today.

Posted 5:31pm, 8/14/2018:  A grass fire burning near East 30th Avenue and Spring Boulevard in South Eugene is under control.  However, drivers are urged to avoid the area if possible.  East 30th is expected to stay closed in both directions until 6:00pm Tuesday night.

A Lane Community College spokeswoman says officials with Oregon State Police and Lane County Sheriff's Office are on the scene. The Register Guard reports that the fire was reportedly spreading through a natural area and set 10 trees on fire before 4:00pm.

As of 5:30pm, Eugene Police say there are no evacuations.

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Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (19 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.