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13-Year-Old Boy from Roseburg Dies in House Fire

9:09 PM ยท Mar 12, 2024

Firefighters responded last night at 7:46 p.m. to a residential structure fire with a possible rescue at 2316 W. Harvard Avenue. Firefighters arrived on scene to find heavy fire coming from the second and third floors of a large residential structure that included multiple apartments. Upon arrival, residents informed fire crews there may be a thirteen-year-old resident still inside the structure. Multiple crews entered the multi-family residence and searched all floors for the missing person. Crews were able to locate the young boy on the second floor and found him to be unconscious. Crews quickly removed the victim through a second floor window. The patient was transported to a nearby hospital, where the victim was pronounced deceased. Two other patients were transported to a nearby hospital for smoke inhalation. Crews extinguished the fire and spent considerable time overhauling the structure. There were multiple dogs found deceased due to the fire. The American Red Cross responded and was on scene assisting multiple displaced residents. The multi-family residence sustained structural, smoke, and water damage. The fire investigation is ongoing and multiple agencies are involved in the efforts. Thirty-one firefighters assisted with firefighting efforts. Other agencies assisting with the fire included Douglas County Fire District #2, Winston-Dillard Fire District, Umpqua Valley Ambulance, Pacific Power, Avista Utilities, Roseburg Police Department, American Red Cross, and Adapt. Via Roseburg Fire Department release

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