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Fire burns garage to the ground

A fire tore through a detached storage garage in Central Point Tuesday night, burning the structure to the ground.

The fire was reported by neighbors at 10:03 p.m. in the 4000 block of North Pacific Highway. Jackson County Fire District 3 officials said the 20-foot by 20-foot garage was fully involved before crews arrived on scene.

"It consumed the whole place by the time somebody saw it, so it was burning pretty good," said Greg Winfrey, District 3 battalion chief. "We didn't even go inside."

Three District 3 engines and an additional engine from Medford Fire-Rescue responded, along with a total of about 15 firefighters. Crews had the blaze knocked down in about 10 minutes. No one was inside the structure, and no one was hurt. Winfrey said there was no risk of the flames spreading to to other structures because of the garage's isolated location.

"It was out in the middle of a field," Winfrey said.

The structure's value is unknown. The cause remains under investigation.

— Ryan Pfeil