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One dead after house fire on the outskirts of Medford on Tuesday night

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One dead after house fire on the outskirts of Medford on Tuesday night

MEDFORD, Ore. — Authorities are still investigating a house fire on the outskirts of Medford on Tuesday night that resulted in one man's death.

Fire crews from the Medford Fire Department responded to calls about a home in the 3000-block of Griffin Creek Road on Tuesday night after 11 p.m., arriving to find flames pouring the houses' entrance. One occupant, a man, was recovered from the burning home but did not survive.

Deputy fire marshal Tanner Farrington said that it took firefighters an hour or two to knock down the flames. The home's location to the southwest of the city meant that crews had to bring in a water tender in order to get start extinguishing the fire, and Farrington said that there were also concerns for a while that there was a second person inside the home.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Farrington said that the victim had not been identified and the Jackson County Sheriff's Office was aiding in an investigation. However, there was no indication of foul play.

This is a developing story and will be updated with more details as they emerge.

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