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Highway 58 in Oakridge Reopens After Brushfire

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A utility company says a dead tree that fell on power lines appears to have caused a brush fire near Oakridge that destroyed a trailer and shut down lanes of Highway 58 for several hours before it was contained.

In a statement, Lane Electric Cooperative says, "Indications are that a dead tree fell over from outside L.E.C.'s right-of-way into the power line bring it to the ground and starting the fire. In all, it appears that 4 or 5 spans of wire between the highway and the railroad tracks were involved."

Born and raised in Eugene, Anni started at KLCC in 2000 as a reporter and co-host of Northwest Passage. After graduating from the University of Oregon, Anni moved to New York City. She worked in education for several years before returning to her true love, journalism. Anni co-founded and co-hosted Dailysonic, a narrative-based news podcast. She interned at WNYC's On The Media, then becoming WNYC's assistant producer of Morning Edition.