A well maintained sprinkler system helps keeps warehouse fire small in Medford last Thursday. At 7:53 p.m. Medford Fire-Rescue responded to a an alarm sounding on the 500 block of S. Front Street. When firefighters arrived they found a warehouse with the smell of smoke and the fire sprinklers were on. Additional crews from Jackson County Fire District #3,#5 and Medford Police were called to assist.
Fire crews were able to locate the small fire and extinguish it quickly. They then moved on to getting the smoke out of the building. “Early detection by alarm systems and a well maintained sprinkler system kept this fire small, resulting in minor damage,” MFR wrote on their Facebook page. The Deputy Fire Marshall says it appears that the fire started outside near an old wooden reinforced garage door. The fire then moved into the warehouse and caught a shipping crate material that stored two air conditioner radiators on fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. No injuries were reported.