Weekend fire displaces Central Point family

CENTRAL POINT — Two people were displaced from their home following a weekend garage fire, though no one was hurt.

The fire, at a one-story home in the 400 block of Gibbon Road, was reported at 3:08 a.m. Sunday, according to emergency dispatch logs. The two occupants were awakened by a working smoke alarm and exited the residence safely, according Jackson County Fire District 3 public information officer Ashley Lara. The flames were burning in an attached garage, but smoke had drifted into the home.

Fire District 3 and Medford Fire-Rescue responded with five engines total. It took crews about 30 minutes to get the blaze knocked down. The fire caused severe damage in the garage and to some possessions, along with smoke damage to the interior of the home, Lara said. The two displaced occupants received emergency assistance from the American Red Cross, according to a news release.

Crews still don't know how the fire started, with the investigation continuing Monday.

"Hopefully we will know more soon," Lara said, adding the occupants will be allowed to go back in the home once the investigation into the cause is complete.

— Reach reporter Ryan Pfeil at 541-776-4468 or rpfeil@mailtribune.com. Follow him at www.twitter.com/ryanpfeil.

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