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 p.m.to 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.