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Wildfire racing across grassland threatens homes, briefly closes I-5

AP reports:

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — An Oregon Department of Forestry spokesman says a fast-moving wildfire has raced across 300 acres of grassland in southern Oregon near Rogue River, threatening some homes and briefly closing northbound lanes of Interstate 5. Five helicopters and two air tankers dropped water on the blaze before darkness fell Thursday. Spokesman Kevin Weeks says ground crews will be fighting the North River Road Fire overnight.