This is an update to Medford Alert’s previous live coverage of the incident, as it took place.
At 12:48p yesterday, the Medford Fire Department (MFD) activated several units after receiving an alarm from Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon (ECSO) 911 regarding a reported structure fire at 401 E. 12th Street.
Upon MFD’s arrival, firefighting crews were met with a challenging situation—a working fire had erupted in a small, multi-family occupancy building. The fire had started on a stove top and had quickly extended into the structure, threatening to engulf the entire building.
Thanks to the quick response and decisive actions of the Medford Fire Department, further spread was averted as they successfully contained the blaze to a single unit within the building. Their aggressive firefighting techniques and efficient teamwork played a crucial role in preventing the fire from becoming much worse.
The Medford Police Department also assisted in notifying residents of the adjacent apartment units about the emergency situation, ensuring their safety and facilitating a timely evacuation if needed.
There were no reported injuries to any of the occupants or firefighters involved. This outcome underscores the importance of preparedness, rapid response, and effective collaboration among emergency services in safeguarding our community.