MEDFORD, Ore – Fire investigators continued looking into what sparked a large fire in a Medford home Thursday night.
The fire destroyed the garage and damaged part of the house on Mallard Lane shortly before midnight on Thursday. The family was able to escape safely as crews battled those flames.
Friday morning, the family went through the damaged house, trying to salvage whatever they could. Friends and neighbors helped them carry out clothing, boxes, and bags full of items. Homeowner Michael McFarland did not want to speak on camera, but said he is thankful that his family is safe.
Crews from Medford Fire came back to the house Friday, and said they will be looking into how the fire started. They said it appeared that part of the fire burned from the outside of the house and into the attic, but said they have not found an exact point of origin.