MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Fire Department is working with Medford Police on an investigation of a string of arsons at vacant homes.
The most recent arson under investigation occurred last night off Prune Street in west Medford. Fire officials say the fire started in the garage and caused $30,000 in damage.
Medford Fire officials say vacant or foreclosed homes seem to be the target of the person behind the crimes. Officials say keeping an eye on any vacant homes in your neighborhood could help prevent another arson from happening.
“Just be aware of what’s going on. If you live near a vacant house or a foreclosed house, you know, just really be aware if somebody seems like they’re going inside and using it. Let the police department know that,” said Medford Fire Marshall Greg Kleinberg.
Medford Fire officials say the investigation is ongoing.