Gold Hill house fire still under investigation

Fire crews responding to a Gold Hill house fire Tuesday night finished mop up at about 6:30 a.m. this morning, said Rogue River Fire captain Nicco Holt.

A 911 call for a fire on the roof of a residence in the 600 block of Birdseye Creek Road went out around 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.

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

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.

All three residents made it out safe, and no firefighters were injured. An investigation of the fire's cause is hoped to start today.

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