Tuesday night the Medford Fire Department responded to a reported fire at 936 South Central (Carson – Pacific Pride). As of Wednesday morning the fire is out and crews are addressing hot spots.
The fast moving fuel-fire damaged several business buildings, some are destroyed. Due to the complexity of the fire which caused safety and environmental risks, there will be a continued road closure on South Central Avenue from E 13th St. to E Barnett Rd.
Medford Public Works crews have opened North Riverside at E.Barnett. All left turns between Barnett and 12th Street along this portion of North Riverside are prohibited and drivers are asked to use extreme caution when in the area as there are multiple crews on site continuing the investigation. Utility crews are also on site to assess damage and restore services.
Carson (Pacific Pride), a fuel station and the location of this fire, has contracted with First Strike Environmental to do an initial assessment of the scene and will lead the clean-up of hazardous materials.
Medford Police Department is leading the investigation into the cause of the fire in coordination with MFD.
“Hard to believe the destruction of the fire, which destroyed or damaged several businesses. We are actively working to determine who is responsible” Medford Police announced on their social media.
MPD is asking anyone who may have seen something in the area of the fire to contact them at 541-770-4783, case 22-6203.
Courtesy of City of Medford