MAFD Lifesaving Effort Pays Off At Apartment Fire 11/15/17
The Medford Area Fire Department is credited with rescuing a woman from the second story of a burning apartment building Tuesday night in Medford. A 911 call was received by the Sheriff’s Department at 5:20 PM indicating that a residential dwelling was on fire just west of the courthouse at 127 East Division Street, at the intersection of Division and Second Street. When fire fighters arrived smoke was pouring from the building. At the time of the fire there were three tenants inside the building. Law enforcement and fire personnel assisted in the evacuation of the building. One of the tenants was a woman who was trapped in a north side second story bedroom. The first arriving firemen put a ladder up to the second story window and were able to rescue the woman. After bringing the resident safely to the ground firefighters entered the main floor doorway and put out the flames which were believed to have originated on the first floor of the 4 unit apartment. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
According to Medford Police the three tenants and one Medford Police Department Officer were treated at Medford Aspirus Hospital for smoke related injuries.
The building sustained considerable smoke and fire damage. The structure which had been converted to a 4 unit apartment is a Medford landmark which previously housed the Ruesch Funeral Home.
According to Police Chief Brian Carey, the Medford Police Department would like to thank the Medford Fire Department, Taylor County Sheriff’s Department and the Taylor County Ambulance Service for their assistance.
K99's Brad Dahlvig w/Medford Fire Chief Mike Filas