There were no injuries in an early morning two alarm apartment fire in the 200 block of North Ivy St. on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Flames were shooting 20 feet through the roof of a two story apartment complex when the first of six fire engines arrived. Medford Police evacuated eight apartments while firefighters held the fire to two apartments. Medford firefighters were on scene within minutes of the series of 911 calls that started coming in at 1:19 a.m. Most damage was contained to two apartments.. A Medford Fire Rescue representative is coordinating assistance with the Red Cross. Most residents were returned to their apartments within an hour. Firefighters assisted moving exotic snakes from one of the involved apartments.
All Medford fire engines and 24 firefighters were on scene, as well as, an engine from Fire District 3. During the fire, engines from Fire District 3 and Fire District 5 moved into City stations to cover other calls. Mercy Flights stood by at the scene to assist.