At approximately 9:40a this morning, a resident of a home on the 2600 block of St. Thomas Way called 911 to report her living room was on fire.
She was able to make it out of the house and save her cat as well. The first Medford Fire (MFD) unit arrived on scene shortly after and immediately began setting up to fight the fire. Additionally, a total of five MFD and one Fire District 3 (FD3) units were dispatched to assist.
When Medford Alert arrived on scene, the air had a strong smoke smell as crews were still actively working the incident. Medford Police (MPD) had closed off both directions of Hawaiian Ave just south of St.Thomas Way.
At approximately 10:15a, a MFD fire investigator arrived on scene. Fire personnel were cleaning up and disconnecting from hydrants as a few remaining firefighters finished up inside the house.
This is an ongoing incident and investigation, at this time there is no official cause of the fire. We will continue to monitor and provide updates as they become available.