Dogs perish in Talent fire

Two dogs died at this double-wide mobile home at Talent Mobile Estates, but a third pet had not yet been accounted for as of Friday afternoon. Mail Tribune photo / Nick Morgan

At least two dogs died Friday during a fire in a manufactured home at Talent Mobile Estates.

No people were inside the unit at 460 Arnos Ave., #77, when it caught fire shortly before 2 p.m., according to Jackson County Fire District No. 5 Capt. Steve Maziarski.

Investigators found the remains of two animals, but the owners said there were three pets inside.

“There were three dogs — we were only able to find two,” Maziarski said.

A neighbor called 911 and reported smoke at the residence at 1:53 p.m., according to Maziarski.

By the time first-responders arrived less than five minutes later, the front corner of the double-wide mobile home was fully involved, Maziarski said, but crews were able to douse the majority of the flames within minutes. Crews extinguished the blaze within a half hour.

“Our first two engines had quick knockdown of the fire, so that’s a positive,” Maziarski said.

Assisting agencies included Medford Fire-Rescue and Ashland Fire & Rescue. Talent police and Phoenix police assisted with traffic control.

Although the response was swift, Maziarski described the damage inside the structure as extensive.

Maziarski said investigators were still trying to determine the cause.

The fire largely burned the front of the home near the kitchen, according to Maziarski.

Reach Mail Tribune reporter Nick Morgan at 541-776-4471 or nmorgan@rosebudmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @MTCrimeBeat.

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