CENTRAL POINT — Fire drew four engines to a Wilson Road house late Wednesday morning in the fourth structure fire in the area this week.
A caller reported seeing smoke coming off the rear of the structure, located in the 500 block.
A battalion chief from Jackson County Fire District 3 arrived first and saw smoke coming from the building’s eaves.
Crews discovered a fire in a back room of the home, District 3 public information officer Ashley Blakely said. They were able to extinguish it within about 10 minutes.
Nobody was home at the time of the fire, but crews rescued a cat. The animal was initially unresponsive but received oxygen and revived, Blakely said. Two other pets are unaccounted for.
Engines packed the street in front of the house, with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office directing traffic through one lane. The cause of the fire is unknown.
The fire was the fourth firefighters have responded to in the Central Point area over the past three days.
On Monday, crews responded to a barn fire in the 6000 block of Tamarack Lane in Central Point. There were no animals in the barn at the time.
On Tuesday morning, a two-alarm fire in the 3600 block of Table Rock Road destroyed a shop and damaged a nearby house. Several chickens housed inside the shop died in that fire, Blakely said. The blaze temporarily closed off Table Rock Road between Morningside Street and Airport Road.
Just before noon that day, crews responded to a fire at a vacant house in the 3400 block of Corey Road.
Fire officials said there was no connection between the fires.
“Fire activity ebbs and flows,” Blakely said. “At this point, our investigators have found no indication that any of these are connected.”
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