The City of Roseburg Fire Department will begin issuing residential burn permits, beginning on April 15, 2017 and ending on May 15, 2017.
These permits are issued for seven (7) days at a cost of $69.00. Residential yard waste is the only material that may be burned. Prohibited items include standing berry vines, paper, wood, plastics, tires, standing grass, weeds, construction material, and material from lot clearing. Burning may not be done on vacant lots or the property of another. Fires must be monitored by a competent adult and extinguished prior to darkness. Tools to control or extinguish the fire must be on-site whenever there is material burning.
Burn barrels are never allowed inside City limits, and anyone burning trash or burning without a permit may be subject to a fine and/or legal action. Additionally, due diligence must be exercised while burning, even with a permit, as fire can quickly get out of control, and the person responsible for the fire may be subject to fines, legal action, or restitution.
If possible, residents are urged to utilize alternatives to burning, such as composting, chipping, mulching, or transporting the debris to the Douglas County Landfill. More information on these options can be found at http://www.recyclepower.org/wood.asp.
To request a burning permit in the City of Roseburg, call (541) 492-6770 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. This information, as well as the burn permit request form is also available on the city website at www.cityofroseburg.com.
Emergency personnel are on scene of a six car motor vehicle accident. Please avoid the area of I-5, Milepost 125 to 127. There are multiple injuries and some onramps will be shut down for an unknown amount of time. The accident involved a truck that came off of the overpass and hit the freeway causing multiple vehicles to crash. Further information will be released as it becomes available.
At 8:56 a.m. on March 28th, 2017, Roseburg Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 437 W. Hickory Street. Occupants of the residence called 911 after flames were seen coming from the laundry room. Occupants had vacated the residence.
Firefighters arrived on scene to find an active fire in the laundry room that extended to other rooms of the residence. The home sustained structural and water damage. Residents were displaced; however, no one was injured in the fire.
A total of 11 firefighters assisted with firefighting operations. Other agencies assisting with the fire included Bay Cities Ambulance, Pacific Power, and Avista Utilities.
The structure which is valued at $92,000.00 suffered approximately $30,000.00 in damage. A fire investigator was on scene and the exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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