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Residential Structure Fire - 707 W. Pilger Street (Photo) - 02/20/17

Contact Name: Fire Chief Gregg Timm

Headline: Residential Structure Fire -- 707 W. Pilger Street

Narrative:

At 2:42 a.m. on February 20th, the occupants of a single-family residence located at 707 W. Pilger Street called 911 to report their home was on fire. Firefighters were advised that all occupants had exited the residence.

Responding firefighters from the Roseburg Fire Department arrived on scene to find the residential structure and detached garage to be fully involved with fire and heavy smoke.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire before it reached nearby homes but the home and detached garage sustained extensive structural and water damage. Five residents and several pets were able to safely escape the residence, but one dog perished in the fire. The American Red Cross responded and is providing assistance to the displaced residents.

A total of 12 firefighters assisted with firefighting operations. Other agencies assisting with the fire included the Roseburg Police Department, Bay Cities Ambulance, Pacific Power, and Avista Utilities.

The structure suffered approximately $75,000.00 in damage. Fire investigators were on scene and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

This fire is an unfortunate reminder of how quickly a fire can start and spread throughout the house. The Roseburg Fire Department would like to remind everyone to ensure working smoke alarms are installed in your home and to have an escape route in place.

For more information, please contact Fire Chief Gregg Timm at 541.492.6717 or gtimm@cityofroseburg.org.

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