Apartment Fire Under Investigation

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Fire responded to a fire Tuesday morning and officials said they believe it was caused by a juvenile playing with a lighter. More units came on scene than usual because there were reports of two separate fires in the area at first. When crews arrived there was only one fire, in … Continue reading »

Garage Fire in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire officials are looking to what caused a garage fire that broke out this afternoon in Medford. The fire happened in the 8000 block of Spring Street. Extensive damage was done to the back side of the garage and the attic above. Fire officials estimate the total cost of damage to be … Continue reading »

Suspicious Fires Set Along Greenway

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford firefighters are investigating a pair of suspicious fires that were set on the Bear Creek Greenway Sunday night. The first fire was reported around 7:30 p.m. near the Rogue Valley Mall, and burned about an eighth of an acre. Then a few minutes later, a second fire was reported less than … Continue reading »

Crews Battle Flames in House Overnight

MEDFORD, Ore. – Fire crews battled a large house fire in downtown Medford in the early morning hours on Saturday. The house is on the 200 block of Ivy Street in Medford. Crews were called to the scene at about 12:30 A.M. and were still trying to put out the flames by 4 A.M. Crews say … Continue reading »

No Medford Fire and District 3 Merger

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Fire will continue to operate with a separate administrative body than Jackson County Fire District 3. In a study session today, the Medford City Council took an in-depth look at months worth of research. Originally, city leaders thought it might save money for the agencies to function as one body with … Continue reading »

Witnesses Describe Possible Fire Suspect

MEDFORD, Ore. — Another small downtown fire broke out around 9 p.m. on Wednesday night, but police are hopeful that the incident may give them the break they need. Officials responded to the reports of a fire in the doorway of a warehouse building in the 400 block of South Fir Street. Police and fire … Continue reading »

Fire Between Whittle Ave and Corona Ave

MEDFORD, Ore. — Initial reports from Medford Police say heavy machinery may have been the cause of a grass fire between Whittle Avenue and Corona Avenue that was knocked down in less than an hour. The fire began near Best Buy just after 6 p.m. on Thursday evening. Police say the fire was threatening several homes and … Continue reading »

Tree and Grass Fire in West Medford

MEDFORD, Ore — A fire on Tuesday afternoon at an boarded up home in West Medford had both fire crews and police racing to the house. Since the fire happened at an abandoned house, police officials has early suspicions it could be related to the string of arson fires in Medford. After further investigation, while … Continue reading »

Fire Near Greenway Likely Human-Caused

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire crews said the large grass fire behind the Crater Lake Ford dealership Thursday was likely-human caused, but there’s not enough evidence to point to a specific origin. That fire broke out Thursday afternoon in a field between Biddle Road and Interstate 5 along the Bear Creek Greenway. Fire investigators said there … Continue reading »

Grass Fire Starts in Transient Camp

MEDFORD, Ore. — A fire at a homeless camp spread to a nearby field Friday morning and sent up a black plume of smoke that could be seen for miles. The fire was in a field between Bullock Road and the Rogue Regency Inn in Medford. Crews from Medford Fire and the Oregon Department of … Continue reading »

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