Manufactured home heavily damage in Monday night fire
A Monday night fire resulted in a "near total loss" for a manufactured home and displaced a family.
The residents — an exact number was not available, but fire officials estimated five — had returned home at 555 Hodson Road just after 9 p.m. to the sound of smoke alarms as smoke vented from the interior, according to Capt. Mike Gavlik.
A 911 call went out at 9:13 p.m., and flames were visible by the time the first firefighters arrived on scene.
"The building was about 25 percent involved, but it had already vented through the roof," Gavlik said.
Crews made entry but were forced to retreat as the flames grew and spread into some nearby trees. Firefighters were able to rescue the family's two pet lizards.
Firefighters requested a second alarm, which drew additional resources and personnel from Jackson County Fire District No. 3, Rural Metro, Grants Pass Fire Department and Oregon Department of Forestry. Mercy Flights and Pacific Power also responded. Gavlik estimated 10 emergency vehicles and 20 firefighters responded.
Mercy Flights treated one of the residents for smoke inhalation at the scene. No other injuries were reported. Crews cleared the scene at about 2 a.m., Gavlik said. The family is staying at a hotel.
The cause is still under investigation.
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