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Multiple Fire & Rescue Units Responded to Fully-Involved Griffin Road Home

Multiple fire and rescue units from several agencies converged on a fully-involved two-story home in the Shan Creek area last night.

On Sunday at 6:58 p.m., Rural Metro Fire Department, Grants Pass Fire & Rescue, American Medical Response and others were dispatched to the reported structure fire in the 400-block of Griffin Road.

Initial reports received by the Grants Pass 9-1-1 Communications Center indicated an occupant was trapped on the second-floor and unable to escape. Arriving units found the nearly 4,000-square-foot house in flames, with spread to surrounding vegetation and several vehicles.

Thankfully, the occupant made it outside the house -- but they required medical care at the scene by AMR before being airlifted by helicopter to a local hospital.

The multiple fire apparatus operating at the scene created congestion along Griffin Road as water was pulled from the Rogue River at Griffin Park. The cause of the fire was under investigation.

The three-alarm fire brought numerous agencies to the scene as well as for back-fill coverage for additional alarms. In addition to Grants Pass, Rural Metro and AMR, those agencies included the Illinois Valley Fire District, Applegate Valley Fire District, Jackson County Fire District #1, Williams Rural Fire Protection District, Evans Valley Fire District, ODF Southwest, Mercy Flights, Josephine County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Fire Marshal.
Posted on 5/20/24 6:14AM by Sam Marsh