Garage Fire Briefly Spreads to Wildland

new gp garage fireGRANTS PASS, Ore. — Firefighters responded to a garage fire late Friday night, which also burned one-tenth of an acre.

Grants Pass Fire Rescue and police units responded to a garage on fire just before 10 o’clock on North East 12th Street.

A detached garage was fully involved in the fire and a vehicle was partially involved. Flames were threatening the house located nearby.

Firefighters had to run three lines to protect the house, neighbor’s house, and put out the garage fire at the same time.

“If this fire would have happened with a little bit of wind at 3:00 in the afternoon, things certainly could have been different with the wind pushing the fire to the neighbor’s, to the back yard, and to the house itself,” said Craig Henslee, Battalion Chief with Grants Pass Fire and Rescue.

Firefighters were able to contain most of the fire to the garage and vehicle. The outside of the house sustained some minor damage and one-tenth of an acre was burned on nearby wildland.

Fire crews knocked it down in minutes. No one was reported injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The cost of the damage is still being calculated.

Firefighters say they have not ruled any causes out, but there is nothing that suggests this fire was suspicious.