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Two Possible Causes for House Fire

fire 4MEDFORD, Ore. — Investigators narrowed down two possible causes that started a house fire Thanksgiving night.

The fire damaged a home on the 3000 block of Mallard Lane. The fire started on the east side of the house. They say one possible cause could be from discarded ashes from a wood-stove that was dumped into a plastic trash can.

A second possibility an electrical-caused fire. Investigators found melted wires for a spa. The owners reported hearing several popping noises before the fire started.

“220 volts that circuit on the side of the house, and actually there was another circuit further down by the hvac unit, that would create the popping that was shorting out,” said Medford Fire Marshal Greg Kleinberg.

The night of the fire the couple, their two kids and pet safely escaped.