Arson Not a Factor in Early Morning Fire

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire investigators are ruling out arson in an early morning house fire on Newtown Street in downtown Medford. Units were dispatched to the fire at approximately 5 a.m. The report apparently came from the homeowner who woke up to the smell of fire on the back porch. The fire started in a … Continue reading »

Deadly House Fire is Accidental

[UPDATE 6:45 P.M.] — Rogue River Police have confirmed the cause of an overnight house fire in Rogue River that killed two people and sent a third to the hospital. Police said, Johanna Campbell-Smith, 47 of Rogue River, was able to escape the burning home by jumping from a bedroom window. The home owner, Theodore … Continue reading »

Overnight Fire Rips Through Medford Home

MEDFORD, Ore. – Fire investigators and crews worked through the night to put out a fire that fully engulfed a vacant home. According to the Medford Fire Department they received a call of a fully involved structure fire at 4:47 A.M., Saturday. Fire investigators were still on scene at 7:00 A.M., but reported that there … Continue reading »

Fire Nearly Destroys Home on Holiday

MEDFORD, Ore. — For one family this Thanksgiving, they could only watch as their home went up in flames late Thursday night. Medford Fire Battalion Chief Erin Sawall said, “Most of the house is unlivable at this time.” Several nearby residents were forced to evacuate their homes around midnight when the house on the 3000 … Continue reading »

Propane Hose to Blame for Murphy Fire

MURPHY, Ore. – Officials with Rural/Metro Fire say a leaky propane hose is to blame for a Sunday evening house fire in Murphy. That fire left one resident in intensive care, and sent a firefighter to the hospital with extreme heat exhaustion. The fire consumed much of the house, totaled three vehicles, and left two … Continue reading »

Fires Keep Rogue Valley Crews Busy

MEDFORD, Ore. – Firefighters say as temperatures heat up, it’s combining with wind to help dry out fire fuels, and allow fires to burn faster. Fire crews across Southern Oregon responded to several grass fires and house fires in just the past day. Monday afternoon, Medford firefighters responded to Clark and Cedar Streets around 2 … Continue reading »

Crews Battle Four-Hour House Fire

MEDFORD, Ore. – Medford fire crews battled a structure fire early Saturday morning that lasted for over four hours. Just before 2:00am, fire crews responded to the 2400 block of Pembroke Circle for a fire inside a home. Medford Fire sent four engines and a supplemental rig, about 15 firefighters in total. No one was … Continue reading »

Another Vacant House Fire in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Fire investigators have determined the house fire reported Tuesday morning was arson. Officials are now saying this arson is linked to the string of other fires that have occurred in vacant homes over the past year Medford Fire & Fire District 3 responded to the vacant house fire on Stewart Avenue … Continue reading »

Overnight House Fire In Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — A house on west Medford on Chestnut Street is a total loss after a fire that occured around 3:00 a.m. on Friday. Fire officials say when crews from Medford Fire and Fire District 3 arrived, they found the home fully involved. Officials say the home was occupied and it appeared the smoke … Continue reading »

Smoking Near Oxygen Tank Starts Fire

MEDFORD, Ore. — More than thirty firefighters responded to an early morning house fire on Willamette Avenue in Medford just after midnight Friday. Officials said flames damaged much of the interior of the house, but the four people living inside were able to get out safely. The house next door suffered minor damage to its … Continue reading »

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