Howard Buford Park Closed Due to Fire 

The Howard Buford Recreation Area has been closed due to a fire near the northwest corner of the park near the north trailhead. The fire began around 12:30 p.m. The latest reports estimate the fire to be approximately 4-5 acres. Oregon Department of Forestry and the Goshen Fire Department are responding with fire crews. Lane County Parks staff members are evacuating visitors from the park. The park is closed until further notice.