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Medford Fire & Rescue responded to house fire Saturday.

Fire leaves northeast Medford family temporarily homeless

A Saturday evening fire left two northeast Medford residents and their pet temporarily homeless.

Medford Fire and Rescue responded to multiple calls to a structure fire on the southwest corner of Dearborn Avenue and Balsum Way.

Battalion Chief Brian Fish said the flames had climb an exterior wall, entered the attic and broken through the roof by the time fire crews arrived.

Three engines, a ladder truck and a brush unit were deployed.

The 1,631-square-foot house, built in 2011 is valued at more than $300,000. Neither a damage estimate nor cause had been determined, Fish said. A neighboring home was not endangered.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, and information about recovery services.

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