Fire burns house, trailers

Anthony Skeens, The Triplicate

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.

Reach Anthony Skeens at askeens@triplicate.com .

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