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Fire burns house, trailers

 Flames reach skyward during the Sunday morning fire on Oregon Street. Photo courtesy of Debra Wakefield
Flames reach skyward during the Sunday morning fire on Oregon Street. Photo courtesy of Debra Wakefield
A local man escaped a fire early Sunday, then helped rescue a relative from an adjacent trailer that was also burning.

Chris Gregory awoke around 4:40 a.m. to the smell and heat of a fire and exited his house at 1550 Oregon St., but not before suffering burns, Fire Chief Steve Wakefield said.

Gregory, 26, then went to an adjacent trailer that was on fire where Walter Gregory, 80, was sleeping and helped get him out, Wakefield said.

A residence and two trailers were engulfed in flames when firefighters from the Crescent Fire Protection District, Crescent City Volunteer Fire Department, Fort Dick Fire Protection District, Cal-Fire and Pelican Bay Fire Department arrived, Wakefield said.

An investigation is still being conducted into the cause of the fire, he said.

Another fire occurred at 12:30 a.m. on Friday, destroying a kitchen and causing smoke damage to a house at 1025 Vipond Drive.

“We arrived on scene and made entry into the kitchen and were able to knock the fire down at that point and save the rest,” said Wakefield.

There were four people in the residence at the time of the fire who were able to safely escape, Wakefield said.

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