Fire in Grants Pass destroys RV used as home by occupants

There were no injuries, but the RV was a 'total loss' according to firefighters.

Posted: May 20, 2019 4:12 PM
Updated: May 20, 2019 4:14 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — An unknown number of people are without a home after a fire destroyed their RV, according to the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety (GPDPS).

Firefighters and police responded to a reported RV fire in the 1200-block of Rogue River highway, with the report indicating that the RV was being used as a residence.

"Crews arrived to find heavy smoke and flame coming from an RV located in close proximity to two mobile homes in the Fruitdale Trailer Park," GPDPS said in a statement.

Fire crews deployed hose lines to the fire while police officers assisted with traffic control and getting the hoses connected to a nearby fire hydrant.

"Police officers routinely train with firefighters to assist on the fire ground, freeing firefighters to concentrate on the fire," the agency said.

The fire was extinguished relatively quickly, although the flames did minor damage to two adjacent mobile homes. GPDPS said that the RV and everything inside were a "total loss." There were no injuries to the occupants or any firefighters.

GPDPS said that both the American Red Cross and Rogue Valley Chaplains were on the scene to help the displaced occupants with temporary housing and other needs. The agency did not say how many people were displaced or give any further details about them.

The fire's cause remains under investigation.

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