Death investigation after Medford house fire

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore— Medford firefighters say they found the body of a person after responding to a house fire outside of Medford Thursday night.

The fire happened around 6:45 P.M. on 4059 Fern Valley Road.

It took Medford Fire and Fire District 5 roughly 20 minutes to put the fire out.

According to Medford Fire, it’s not clear if the person died as a result of the fire.

Investigators are still looking into the cause of death as well as the cause of the fire.

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