Home catches fire south of Grants Pass

Update (01/02/19 12:30 p.m.) – On Wednesday, NBC5 News spoke with the family who was displaced by a fire.

They say while no one was hurt, the family lost almost everything, including a nursery for the couple’s second baby that’s due in a month.

If people would like to donate items to the family they can call Bobbie Pierson at (541) 660-8079.

They would also appreciate any materials people might like to donate including anything for a newborn baby. The family has set up a GoFundMe page, available at https://www.gofundme.com/gibson-fire-fund

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Update (01/01/19 4:00 p.m.) – Investigators believe the cause of a house fire south of Grants Pass was from used, improperly disposed-of fireworks.

“This unfortunate incident serves as a safety reminder that ‘spent’ fireworks should be soaked in water and/or stored in metal containers outside, and away from buildings and other flammable materials,” Rural Metro-Fire stated.


Original story: JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – A local family’s home caught fire just hours before the New Year began.

According to Rural Metro Fire, a garage caught fire in the 100 block of Cedar Springs Drive just before 9:00 p.m. on December 31.

By the time firefighters arrived, the fire had spread to the adjoining home. Everyone who lived at the residence was safely outside.

Crews quickly stopped the spread, saving some of the house and the personal belongings inside from further damage.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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