Illinois Valley Fire District (IVFD) responded on Monday afternoon to an RV fire that spread to the mobile home adjacent to it, a report said.
IVFD, Rural Metro Fire, AMR, and Oregon Department of Forestry were called out to investigate reports of a structure fire at 357 Turner Road south of Cave Junction along Highway 199 shortly before 1 p.m. on Monday.
The firefighters arrived at the scene to discover that the fire began by burning a travel trailer “which sustained heavy loss” before the heat and the flames led to the spread of the flame to a nearby mobile home.
The firefighters were able to stop the spread of the fire midway to a mobile house.
IVFD reported that power crews arrived to check that the electricity had been turned off at the property. A Josephine County Sheriff’s Office deputy was also at the scene. Turner Road was shut down to facilitate the response to the fire.
Firefighters battled the flames and confirmed that the fire had been completely put out. IVFD declared that they would monitor the structure throughout the night to ensure no further smoldering.
While IVFD did not specify the number of people affected, the department said they had notified the Red Cross to help the victims.
The reason for the fire is currently under investigation.