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  • No injuries reported in Eagle Point house fire

  • A fire reported just after midnight burned through an Eagle Point house and scorched a quarter-acre of nearby wildlands.
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  • A fire reported just after midnight burned through an Eagle Point house and scorched a quarter-acre of nearby wildlands.
    Brian Ballou, fire prevention specialist with the Oregon Department of Forestry, said crews from ODF, Butte Falls Fire Department and Jackson County Fire District No. 4 in Shady Cove responded to the fire at 1991 Crowfoot Road with four engines and about 15 firefighters after a 911 call at 12:15 a.m. Thursday.
    One of the occupants woke up in the night and saw the fire's glow, fire officials said.
    When crews arrived, the two-story house was fully involved. They were able to keep the fire from spreading to any other structures or nearby wildlands, but some trees were damaged during the blaze.
    "It's in an unprotected area," Ballou said.
    Crews were on scene until about 5 a.m. mopping up the scene, Ballou said.
    State Deputy Fire Marshal Michelle Stevens said three occupants made it out of the house safely with their dogs. Nobody was hurt. Stevens said ODF firefighters did a good job of keeping the blaze from spreading.
    "It definitely had the potential," Stevens said.
    The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but is believed to have started somewhere inside the residence.
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