By Medford Firefighters Local 1032
Engines 1, 2, 6 and Ladder 1 responded to Lawrence Rd for a car that crashed into a house and caught on fire. Upon arrival, crews found neighbors pulling the driver from the fully-involved vehicle. The vehicle in question seems to have struck a tree before ripping in half and striking the house.
The engine of the vehicle landed in the bushes, with various other parts strewn across multiple properties. Crews worked quickly to extinguish the fire, successfully preventing extension to the home. The vehicle was stabilized and scene was assessed for other potential hazards. The driver was transported to the hospital, and fortunately the occupants inside the home were unharmed. This nightmare scenario could have gone significantly worse if not for the courageous actions of the bystanders and quick work of the responding companies.