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  • Crews make quick work of Ross Lane fire

  • Neighbors reported a fire when they saw flames shooting out of a vacant home at 1302 Ross Lane at about 5:55 p.m.
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  • Neighbors reported a fire when they saw flames shooting out of a vacant home at 1302 Ross Lane at about 5:55 p.m. Medford Fire responded to the fire with three engines and one engine from District 3. Emergency crews had the fire knocked down within about 10 minutes.
    “It was a really quick fire knock-down for us,” said Medford Fire Battalion Chief Ron Nelson.
    The home has been vacant for about two years and is a bank-owned property with no contents inside, according to Nelson.
    “There was pretty heavy fire damage in the front room where the fire started, mostly smoke damage,” said Nelson.
    Investigators are still determining the cause, which is not known at this time. According to Nelson there is still power and gas going to the building.
    “Everything came together and they did a great job. This keeps the crews available for other calls,” said Nelson.
    — Mandy Valencia

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