Fire Destroys Mobile Home, Firefighters Save Surrounding Structures

Early this morning, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) assisted Jackson County Fire District 3 and Medford Fire at the Gold Hill Mobile Estates for a fully engulfed mobile home. At 3:05 a.m., ECSO Dispatch received a call for a structure fire at a mobile home park on the 700 block of 2nd Avenue in Gold Hill.

Upon arrival, multiple mobile homes were threatened and JCSO evacuated the surrounding homes and shut down 2nd Avenue.

Most occupants had self-evacuated, and only the homeowner of the engulfed trailer needed medical treatment for smoke inhalation. Fire District 3 was able to knock down the fire and prevent it from spreading to the surrounding trailers in close proximity.

Two additional homes received some structural damage due to melting and the engulfed mobile home and several vehicles were a total loss. The homeowner advised he did not have working smoke alarms inside his home and was awakened by smoke filling his residence. The smoke was thick so he crawled out by feeling his way toward the door just in time before it became fully engulfed.

The home owner said he was using two space heaters inside the home. The official cause of the fire is under investigation.

Courtesy of JCSO

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