Medford mobile home park fire causes damage

An ember from a barbecue ignited a fire in a Medford mobile home park that burned up a large deck, a fence line, two sheds, and some vegetation early Friday, but responding crews prevented the flames from burning down nearby homes.

"It made a big mess, but ultimately it's totally livable," said Medford Fire-Rescue Battalion Chief Ken Goodson.

The fire was reported at 1:58 a.m. on 3555 S. Pacific Highway.

Medford Fire and Jackson County Fire District No. 5 responded to the scene to find a large deck, two sheds and a fence between two mobile homes on fire. Four engines and about 13 firefighters arrived on scene and had the blaze knocked down in about five minutes, Goodson said.

The deck and both sheds were destroyed, but nearby mobile homes only sustained minor damage, including some broken windows and melted eaves. No one was hurt or displaced by the flames.

Goodson said a resident had been burning small pieces of wood in a standing barbecue to dispose of them when the fire started. No citations were issued.

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