Firefighters respond to a house fire in Medford

Firefighters responded to a house fire on the 800 block of Olympic Ave in Medford on Friday afternoon.

Medford Fire and Rescue arrived at the scene at 3:00 find smoke coming out from the back of the duplex. Crews were able to access the fire by opening the floor with chainsaws and put out the fire by 3:15 p.m.

After an investigation by DFM the fire was caused by an electric furnace and the crawlspace directly beneath a closet. Due to the smoke, both units were deemed temporarily unsafe to occupy.

The American Red Cross is providing temporary housing and incidentals to the individuals displaced.

No injuries were reported.

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