Fire Destroys Building

FireMEDFORD, Ore. — Medford fire crews are still trying to figure out what started a fire in a vacant building.

An off-duty firefighter called the fire in yesterday morning, after he saw thick smoke and flames coming from an abandoned home on King’s Highway. When crews arrived, they found the structure to be fully engulfed in flames, and nearby grass was starting to catch fire.

Fire officials say they got control of the fire quickly, despite it being far from fire hydrants.