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Firefighters hose down a house fire on Micah Circle in Medford.

Close call for east Medford couple

Owing to swift response from first-responders, an east Medford couple are expected to remain in their home after a Friday attic fire.

Just after 4 p.m., a small explosion sparked a fire on an exterior wall at 2921 Micah Circle that spread to the garage and attic, according to Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon and Medford Fire-Rescue reports.

It took less than 10 minutes for firefighters to get to the scene, according to Medford Fire-Rescue spokeswoman Melissa Cano. Crews were able to contain the fire within 10 minutes of arriving.

Jackson County property records show that the home is owned by Robert and Pamela Brooks. As crews mopped up lingering smoke in the attic, neighbors opened up their homes.

It’s unlikely they’ll need to accept the invitation, according to Cano. When asked if the fire will displace anyone, Cano replied via text, “Not likely, which is awesome.”

An early prognosis shows that the fire was contained strictly to the garage area, according to Cano.

As of Friday evening, the cause of the explosion is still under investigation.

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