Resident dead after Junction City house fire

“I found one of the relatives of the victim part way in the living room of the house with a garden hose trying to put the fire out,” Morris said. “I had to physically put him out of the house, so he would not become a victim of the fire as well.”

Posted: Mar 8, 2021 4:31 PM
Updated: Mar 9, 2021 4:50 AM

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. – A house fire in Junction City has ended in a death, officials say.

Crews responded to 236 E 4th Ave. around 2:45 p.m. after a report of a single-family structure that was heavily involved in fire with possible entrapment of one occupant.

“In a situation like this, when time is of the essence, we have mutual aid agreements with neighboring fire departments,” Junction City Fire spokeswoman Crystal Riley said. “Today, we have Lane Fire Authority, Eugene-Springfield Fire, medic units, Harrisburg Fire and our crews along with Junction City Police Department to thank for our robust response.”

Junction City Police Chief Bob Morris said he stepped in once he got on scene.

“I found one of the relatives of the victim partway in the living room of the house with a garden hose trying to put the fire out,” Morris said. “I had to physically pull him out of the house, so he would not become a victim of the fire as well.”

No more information is available at this time about the victim, the cause of the fire or a damage estimate.

There were no injuries to fire crews.

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