Firefighters called out to Merlin home explosion, neighbors speak out

  • Source: KOBI-TV NBC 5
  • Published: 12/01/2019 09:46 PM

Multiple explosions rocked a Josephine County neighborhood early Sunday morning. A house on the 1100 block on Pleasant Valley Road in Merlin went up in flames around 5:30 a.m. When fire crews arrived, the home was completely in flames and vehicles on the property were also caught on fire. “I assumed that it was a tree falling, cause that’s actually how it sounded like the whole earth shook,” said Mychal-Ana Abbott, neighbor. Abbott said the flames shot as high 15 to 20 feet in the air. She said a total of five explosions went off within half an hour. She said it was so loud it was heard from two miles away. “It was loud enough that our friends over by North Valley called my mother to make sure we were safe.” Rural Metro and Grants Pass Fire arrived and started to put out the flames and search the property.


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