Outbuilding burns to the ground in Monday night fire

A shop on an Eagle Point property burned to the ground just before 8 p.m. Monday after a fire roared to life.

The fire, reported at 377 Dahlia Terrace, tore through the 40-foot by 40-foot shop but did not spread into adjacent wildland or the nearby home, fire officials said. No one was hurt.

"It was fully involved when (crews) got there," said Jackson County Fire District No. 3 battalion chief Myron Harvey. "It was a complete loss."

Fire crews responded with three engines, 12 firefighters and an additional Oregon Department of Forestry crew on standby in case the fire spread to nearby grasses. It took responding crews about 15 minutes to knock the fire down completely.

The shop is is about 25 to 30 yards away from the home on the property, Harvey said.

The fire's cause is undetermined but is not yet being considered suspicious in nature. A fire investigator will be on scene later this morning to try and determine how it started.

— Ryan Pfeil

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