Animals Saved as Fire Rages Through Grants Pass Home

One dog and four baby chickens were saved from the flames, according to the Grants Pass Dept. of Public Safety.

Posted: Mar 30, 2018 2:41 PM
Updated: Mar 30, 2018 2:53 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Fire crews were able to save one dog and four baby chickens after fire consumed a house at 1887 Nebraska Avenue in Grants Pass Thursday night.

Josephine County 911 received the report of a structure fire at 10:16 p.m. on Thursday. When crews from Grants Pass Fire and Rural Metro Fire arrived at the scene, they found a house that was covered in flames.

After beginning an "aggressive attack," fire crews were able to knock down the flames in about 12 minutes, according to Grants Pass Department of Public Safety (GPDPS). After that, crews began the long process of ensuring that fire inside the building was fully extinguished.

Fire crews were able to save the animals while fighting the flames. There was a single person residing at the house, but they were able to make it out safely with no injuries. 

GPDPS says that the house suffered "significant damage." The Red Cross is assisting with shelter arrangements for the resident. Grants Pass Police, American Medical Response, and Rogue Valley Chaplains also assisted in the incident.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. GPDPS asks that anyone with information about the cause call them at (541) 450-6260.

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