Detectives believe transients may have started North Pacific Highway fire
Detectives believe transients are a likely culprit for a fire that started Wednesday at approximately 4:00 p.m. in a grassy area near the Grange Co-op on the North Pacific Highway near Medford.
Fire crews knocked down the fire quickly before it managed to scorch any buildings and no injuries were reported. The fire knocked out power for over 2,000 Pacific Power customers for a brief time.
Firefighters called in Medford Police after they determined the landscape near the fire was peppered with transient camps.
Detectives hope to have the cause of the fire determined in the next several days.