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Roseburg Resident Displaced After Early Morning Fire

7:56 PM · Feb 11, 2021

(RPD) At 8:42 a.m. on February 11, 2021, Roseburg Fire Department personnel responded to a reported residential structure fire at 1158 NE Lincoln Street. The reporting party stated that smoke was showing from the roof of the structure and it was unknown if there were any residents inside the structure. Firefighters arrived on scene to find heavy smoke showing from the roof of a two story residential structure. An interior attack was made by firefighters resulting in location of the fire and quick extinguishment. While completing a primary search, firefighters located and rescued two dogs that were inside the home. Secondary search found no victims and overhaul was completed. It was determined the homeowner was not at the residence at the time of the fire. Firefighters were able to protect the surrounding homes from damage. The primary home sustained structural and water damage. One adult and two dogs were displaced due to the fire; however, no one was injured in the fire. A fire investigator was on scene and the fire was determined to be caused by cooking and found to be accidental in nature. Twelve firefighters assisted with firefighting operations. Other agencies assisting with the fire included Douglas County Fire District #2, Umpqua Valley Ambulance, Avista Utilities, and Pacific Power. The Roseburg Fire Department would like to remind everyone of the following cooking fire safety tips: Remember to stand by your pan. You can then react quickly if flames appear. Stay in the kitchen when cooking food on the stovetop. Keep a 3-foot child and pet-free zone around your cooking area. This helps you stay focused so you can keep an eye on what you fry. It is easy to forget about something that is cooking. Use a kitchen timer or a timer on your phone to make sure your dish does not become a fire hazard. This can help you keep an eye on what you heat. If a fire starts in a pan, slide a lid (or cookie sheet) over it to smother the fire. Never pour water on a grease fire. Turn off the stove and leave the pan covered until completely cool. Smoke alarms should be installed inside every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the home. If you can, close doors behind you when you are escaping, to help contain the fire. If the fire has spread to other items, get outside quickly and call 911 from a safe place. Safety tips are courtesy of the Office of the Oregon State Fire Marshal. Via release by Roseburg Fire Department

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