Police Investigate Biddle Rd. Car Crash

MEDFORD, Ore. — Police are investigating a car crash at the intersection of Biddle Rd. and McAndrews Rd. that sent two people to the hospital. On Monday at about 12:55 P.M., Medford Police and Medford Fire and Rescue responded to the three car incident. Officers blocked the westbound lanes of McAndrews Rd. for about 40 minutes … Continue reading »

Police Seek Arsonist After School Fire

MEDFORD, Ore. — Police are attempting to locate an arsonist who started a fire at Jackson Elementary. On Thursday at 7:32 A.M., a smoldering fire was discovered at the school as staff arrived for work. Police said a teacher used a fire extinguisher on the fire and called emergency services for help. According to Investigators, … Continue reading »

Medford Sizzler Fire Likely an Accident

MEDFORD, Ore. — Favorable conditions – and fire suppression unit – have prevented the Sizzler on Biddle Rd. in Medford from suffering the same fate as another restaurant just up the road. According to Medford Fire Marshal Greg Kleinberg, the fire started behind a grill in the kitchen on Wednesday sometime around 7:00 A.M. Medford Fire and Rescue and Medford Police both responded about 20 minutes later, … Continue reading »

School Bus Crashes Into Yard

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police and Medford Fire and Rescue responded to a vehicle crash on Monday afternoon after a school bus plowed into a yard on S. Columbus Ave., ramming into a fence and tree stump. According to police, the driver claims to have fell out of her seat while adjusting her seat belt, causing the … Continue reading »

Winter Weather Preps for Firefighters

MEDFORD, Ore. — With the chance for severe weather this week, local fire stations are keeping tabs on the forecast so they can be ready in emergency situations. The prep for winter months starts back in October making sure all rigs are equipped for cold and icy weather. If the chance of precipitation is more … Continue reading »

Regional Fire Fighter Training

MEDFORD, Ore.– Fire Districts are coming together this week for structure fire training. On Tuesday, Medford Fire and Rescue and Jackson County Fire District 3 learned how to deal with factors in firefighting such as smoke and heat impacts. Tuesday was the second of the three day training. Medford Fire and Rescue and Jackson County … Continue reading »

People Forced to Jump From Burning Home

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Fire and Rescue crews are still on the scene of a structure fire in the 700 block of Nobility Drive. The fire broke out just after 4:00 A.M. Wednesday morning and emergency personnel were dispatched. According to investigators, the building was a Christian home helping previously imprisoned people transition back into normal living. Medford … Continue reading »

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 »

Three Intentional Fires in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Three more intentional fires were set downtown Medford early Saturday morning. Around 8 a.m. two fires were ignited in an alleyway near the intersection of Franquette and 12th Street. Around that same time smoke was seen coming from another fire about a block away near a warehouse. The alley fires were put … Continue reading »

Medford Fire Investigation Process

MEDFORD, Ore. — Three weeks of suspicious fires and a serial arsonist has first responders ready. Each time a new fire breaks out,  a new investigation begins. Medford Fire and Rescue Station 3 was called to a fire on Lazy Creek Drive on Wednesday night. When they arrived on scene, investigators immediately took control of … Continue reading »

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