Fire chars attic of Gold Hill residence

GOLD HILL — A fire of undetermined origin heavily damaged a home in the 600 block of Birdseye Creek Road late Tuesday.

The fire, called in at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, burned a majority of the second floor and attic area.

"The residents were settling in for the evening, somebody came in and said your roof's on fire, and sure enough it was," said Rogue River Fire captain Nicco Holt.

A 9-1-1 call went out at about 10:30 p.m., yielding a response from Rogue River, Evans Valley, Grants Pass, Jackson County Fire District No. 3 and Rural Metro Fire agencies.

Crews responded and saw the fire was spreading from near the chimney into the attic. After an unsuccessful attempt to extinguish the blaze from the home's interior, crews retreated to the outside to fight it. The fire was under control at about 1 a.m., Holt said.

Responding fire crews finished mopping up at about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. The home also sustained some water damage.

All three residents made it out safely, and no firefighters were injured.

As of Wednesday afternoon, fire investigators had not yet determined a cause.

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