Mechanical Malfunction To Blame for I-5 Fires

Sep 2, 2018

Credit Douglas Forest Protective Association

Officials with the Douglas Forest Protective Association have determined the cause of several fires that began on Friday evening along Interstate 5 at milepost 163 near Curtin was a failed catalytic converter from a passing vehicle. The six fires burned a combined total of approximately 97 acres.

Crews will continue to work on the milepost 163 fires Sunday as they mop up all hot spots within the burned areas.