By News StaffPublished: Jul 28, 2014 at 3:55 PM PDTLast Updated: Jul 28, 2014 at 3:57 PM PDT
The intersection of Dale Kuni Road and Cloverdale Road near Creswell was closed while firefighters responded to a grass fire in the area the afternoon of Monday, July 28, the Lane County Sheriff's Office said.
Flames tore through the Swanson Mill on Thursday, July 17, nearly destroying the Springfield wood processing plant.
The next morning, Pleasant Hill resident Jenny Jonak said she found debris and ash on her 40-acre property that she believes floated downwind from the Swanson Mill fire. A contractor working on her land suggested she have it tested.
"They ran a test and found 20 percent Chrysotile in it - that's a type of asbestos. And my understanding is 1 percent or higher of asbestos is considered hazardous,” said Jonak.
Some of the racers in Sunday’s Eugene Marathon are getting some tips for the big day while picking up their race numbers at the Health and Fitness Expo at Matthew Knight Arena.
Race organizers expect nearly 6,000 runners from across the nation and world to hit the 26-mile course through Eugene.
“I look for races all over the country that are fun and challenging, and also fast and furious. So I love the scenery and I love to just get out there and run,” said Scott McLelland, a marathon runner from North Carolina.
The Eugene Emeralds took the field Thursday night with some pooches from the Greenhill Humane Society for the "Dog Days of Summer", the 5th annual night devoted to helping find homes for dogs from the Eugene-based shelter.