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One hospitalized after mobile home fire

One person was hospitalized and two family pets were killed Monday night in a fire at a manufactured home in White City, fire officials reported.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office personnel and Jackson County Fire District 3 crews responded at 8:30 p.m. to a fire in the 2600 block of Falcon Street in White City following 911 calls from neighbors, according to Fire District 3 public information officer Ashley Blakely. A battalion from Medford Fire-Rescue also responded.

“When crews arrived, they saw gray and black smoke coming out,” Blakely said, adding that neighbors had broken out many of the windows to ventilate the home. “It doesn’t sound like there was a lot of active fire when crews arrived. Just quite a bit of smoke.”

After crews arrived, they received word someone might be inside the home.

“Crews worked quickly to get inside (and) were able to get one patient out,” Blakely said. “They were transported to a local hospital. We’re not sure of the condition of the patient.”

Fire officials declined to release the individual’s name, age or gender. Where they were found was not immediately available. Two pet cats were found dead, with a third found alive.

Firefighters had the fire knocked down in about 10 minutes. The home suffered significant smoke damage.

The cause of the fire will be investigated today. Officials think it started in the home’s main bedroom.

Reach reporter Ryan Pfeil at rpfeil@rosebudmedia.com or 541-776-4468.

Neighbors reportedly broke out several windows in an effort to help ventilate a manufactured home that was on fire in White City Monday night. Jackson County Fire District 3 photo