Teens Escape House Fire

Fire PhoenixPHOENIX, Ore. — Investigators have narrowed down the cause of a house fire in Phoenix on Thursday night.

Jackson County Fire District 5 believes the fire was started by electrical wires or cigarettes. The fire damaged a home on the 100 block of South “B” Street. They say two teenagers got out safely, but one ran back into the house to save the pets.

Though the cat and ferret were uninjured, crews say to let them handle the rescue efforts.

“The lesson learned there is that we want to make darn sure that once you get out safely? Stay out and let the fire department take care of the rescue operations for belongings, possessions and pets,” said Jackson County Fire District 5 Dan Marshall.

Most of the home was saved but there is damage to the exterior and roof of the home.