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Apartment Fire Under Investigation

8-26 rob web fireMEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Fire responded to a fire Tuesday morning and officials said they believe it was caused by a juvenile playing with a lighter.

More units came on scene than usual because there were reports of two separate fires in the area at first. When crews arrived there was only one fire, in a townhouse in the eastwood complex off northwood drive. Investigators believe a juvenile playing with gasoline and a lighter caused the fire. Only one unit in the complex burned and the damage is estimated to be in the thousands.

“We had pretty significant fire on the outside where it started, went into the kitchen area and then extended up the side to the second floor,” said Medford Fire Batallion Chief Ken Goodson

No injuries were reported, however fire officials said one of the occupants did singe their hair. The fire is not considered suspicious but other details are still under investigation.