The first was located near Leparis’ Sports & Fitness on E. Jackson street. The call originally came in as a structure fire, but when crews arrived, they found a fence partially burnt. According to Medford Police, it is unlikely the fire was intentionally set.
As crews were finishing up work on that scene, a second report of a fire came in at the Safeway at the Medford Center. When crews arrived they a found a pile of bamboo and wood fully engulfed in flames. Crews were able to quickly extinguish that fire.
The time and proximity of the fires is very strange, said fire officials. They also said, both fires are being investigated, but they are not saying if they are related to the recent human-caused fires in Medford.