Garage fire snuffed by quick work
No one was injured during a garage fire Wednesday night. Medford Fire-Rescue responded at 9:12 p.m. to a home in the 4500 block of Deer Ridge Drive following a “flood of calls from neighbors,” according to Medford Emergency Manager Melissa Cano. The first crews on scene saw a well-involved fire in the garage.
The building was heavily damaged, and there was some smoke damage reported in the living room and second-story bedrooms of the house. A vehicle parked in the driveway was also damaged.
Firefighters searched the house — the family of four living there had made it out safely, but such a search is protocol, officials said — before they turned their hoses on the flames.
“They had water running to the fire within a couple of minutes,” Cano said. “It was as if it was a speed test. They were just so on top of it. It was just impressively fast. They were not going to let that thing spread.”
Firefighters had the fire knocked down within 10 minutes, Cano said.
Investigators were back on site Thursday to try and determine the cause, Cano said.
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