At 1:30 p.m. this afternoon Douglas County Fire District No.2 firefighters responded to a house fire at 829 Plateau Drive in Roseburg. Prior to their arrival at the scene responding crews received witness reports through 911 that smoke was coming out of all the windows of the home. The first arriving crews marked on the scene at 1:35 p.m. and found the single family dwelling fully involved with fire. The two residents that lived in the home had already exited the structure safely.
First arriving fire crews concentrated their initial efforts on preventing the spread of the fire to the homes on either side of the burning structure. As additional crews arrived on scene fire suppression efforts expanded to extinguish the structure and several vehicles that were parked close by.
Additional crews were delayed due to a motor vehicle accident in the Winchester area that had taken place several minutes before the structure fire was reported.
The fire was declared under control at 2:01 p.m. Fire fighters remained on scene conducting mop up operations to ensure smoldering fire between the debris was completely extinguished.
No damage estimate is available at this time. The cause of the fire is being investigated by Fire District No. 2 fire investigators.
A total of 15 firefighters responded to the scene with 4 fire engines, 1 ambulance, and 3 command units.
Roseburg Police, Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies and Pacific Power and Light personnel also assisted at the scene.