Medford resident dies in a White City explosion

WHITE CITY, Ore. – More information is being released about the fatal explosion that happened in White City late last month. A 24-year old sustained serious injuries and later died at a Portland hospital.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said 24-year old Medford man Furious Talon Eldridge died after suffering severe burns. While he survived the explosion, he was transported to a Portland hospital, where he later died.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office believes it might’ve been an illegal hemp extraction operation. Three¬†other people survived.

No charges have been filed at this time. Police told NBC5 News it’s still a very active investigation, but declined further comment.

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