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Arsonist targets vacant homes in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Medford Fire battalion chief Ron Nelson says a blaze at a vacant home this week was intentionally set.

The Mail Tribune reports the fire heavily damaged the garage and caused smoke damage to the interior.

It’s the eighth arson in west Medford in the past 12 months. All have been at vacant homes.

Nelson said Thursday it’s too early to know if the most recent fire was the work of a repeat arsonist or a copycat.

He says the fires are “getting very old,” and it’s only a matter of time before someone gets hurt.

Information from: Mail Tribune, www.mailtribune.com

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