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Fire Investigators Work To Determine Cause Of House Fire

Neighbors on a Bowmount Circle say a fire that destroyed a home was terrifying to watch.

Posted: Apr. 26, 2018 6:51 PM
Updated: Apr. 26, 2018 6:53 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Neighbors on a Bowmount Circle say a fire that destroyed a home was terrifying to watch. Fire investigators are still trying to figure out what caused it. Everyone made it out okay.

Fire investigators say it could take up to several days to figure out the cause. They say they have a lot of work to do since there is so much wreckage. 

Christine Bagley said she saw the massive flames and smoke outside her home.

"The fire department, the folks that showed up here, the first responders were incredible and as soon as they showed up I think everybody had a collective sigh of relief," Bagley said. 

Medford Fire Chief Brian Fish said two firefighters were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. One was injured from falling sheet rock and another from heat exhaustion. Both were treated and released. 

Bagley said she, along with her neighbors are grateful for the first responders who jumped into action. Now, they are thinking of their neighbors who lost everything. 

"What an experience, you know, but again the most important thing is that all the people here are okay," Bagley said. 

A family member told NewsWatch 12 the family's dog, who went missing in the fire, did not make it.

They have started a GoFundMe page. You can click here  to make a donation.

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