Mobile home sustains heavy damage in Central Point fire
Fire caused heavy damage to a mobile home in Central Point Monday morning, sending up smoke that was visible from Medford.
Jackson County Fire District No. 3 crews responded to the 200 block of West Gregory Road at 8:33 a.m., according to Battalion Chief Mike Calhoun. Firefighters responded with four engines and two water tenders, arriving on scene in about six minutes. By then the home was about 40% involved in flames, Calhoun said.
Two adults and a child living at the home had evacuated safely, officials reported. Firefighters went on the defensive to keep the flames from spreading. No other houses had to be evacuated, and there was no spread to wildland.
“The other exposure buildings weren’t that close, and we had a fairly quick response time,” Calhoun said.
Crews poured about 3,000 gallons of water on the fire, extinguishing the flames in about 20 minutes.
The structure is considered a total loss. The cause is under investigation. The American Red Cross responded to the scene to assist with basic needs for the residents, Calhoun said.
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