Small fire in house on Nutley Drive quickly extinguished

A small fire in a house on Nutley Drive was quickly extinguished by Ashland Fire & Rescue firefighters before noon Wednesday. Ashland Fire & Rescue photo
September 7, 2022

Ashland Fire & Rescue put out blaze in a corner of room Wednesday

Firefighters from Ashland Fire & Rescue quickly knocked down a small fire in a house in the 200 block of Nutley Street above Lithia Park just before noon Wednesday, Sept. 7. Neighbors reported smoke and hearing alarms and called 911, drawing a response from fire crews from Ashland and Jackson County Fire District No. 5.

The fire was located in an upstairs family room and contained to one corner of the room. Smoke damage was extensive in the upstairs and several windows were broken by the heat.

No one was home at the time of the fire, but one resident returned as firefighters were putting it out. A dog inside at the time of the fire was let out by fire crews and was unharmed. An investigation is ongoing to determine what caused the fire.

Battalion Chief Lance Menold, the incident commander, said “I’m really pleased with how our firefighters, and especially our newest firefighters, worked quickly and efficiently to get this fire out and prevent further damage to this home.”

Source: News release from Ashland Fire & Rescue. Email Executive Editor Bert Etling at or call or text him at 541-631-1313.

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