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Crews stop attic fire at marijuana-growing site

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Firefighters work at the site of an attic fire on Wagner Creek Road. (Cell phone photo by Ryan Pfeil)
 Posted: 10:45 AM February 08, 2013

An attic fire scorched a large garage used as a registered medical marijuana growing site in the 8000 block of Wagner Creek Road.

The structure fire was reported about 9:30 a.m. by a neighbor who saw smoke rolling from the outbuilding.

Jackson County Fire District No. 5 Fire Chief Dan Marshall said the district sent three fire engines and three water tankers. Crews found heavy smoke in the attic, but were able to stop the fire before it burned through into the main level of the building. It took firefighters about 15 minutes to stop the flames.

Marshall said the address is registered as a marijuana-growing site under the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program. Fire at such sites aren't uncommon, he said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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