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Fire crews quickly contain vehicle fire near Rogue Community College

According to Rural Metro Fire, fire crews quickly contained a vehicle fire that had moved into a structure near the entrance of Rogue Community College.

Posted: May 29, 2021 1:52 PM
Updated: May 29, 2021 2:35 PM

SAND CREEK, Ore-- On Friday, Rural Metro Firefighters were called to a vehicle fire in the 2500 block of Jerome Prairie Road, which was near the entrance to Rogue Community College.

The Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest District reported the fire had spread to the adjacent duplex, prompting an upgrade to a structure fire response.

According to Rural Metro, Additional RM units and an engine from Grants Pass Fire Rescue were mobilized to the scene.

Fire crews say that while ODF assisted with keeping the exterior fire in check, crews entered the garage where the ceiling was removed to stop the fire that was advancing through the attic.

Crews also say that they searched to see if anyone was inside of the building during the fire and found one tenant was home and the other was away. RM also says that a dog was located in a safe room away from the fire.

Rural Metro says that the fire was contained to the attic of the garage and less than 1/100th acre of nearby grass. 

According to investigators, the owner of the vehicle had experienced electrical issues earlier.

No injuries were reported and the tenant and the dog are okay. 

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