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Burn Permits - Spring 2018 - 04/10/18

The City of Roseburg Fire Department will begin issuing residential burn permits, beginning on April 15, 2018 and ending on May 15, 2018.

These permits are issued for seven (7) days at a cost of $71.00.  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.org.

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Residential Structure Fire - 1206 SE Jackson Street - 3-20-18 (Photo) - 03/21/18

At 10:41 p.m. on March 20, 2018, Roseburg Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 1206 SE Jackson Street. A neighbor, who also reported individuals were attempting to extinguish the fire, reported the structure fire.

Firefighters arrived on scene to find an exterior wall fire that was beginning to extend into the attic. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and completed overhaul. The home sustained structural and water damage. Firefighters were able to protect the surrounding homes from damage. One resident and a pet were displaced; however, no one was injured in the fire.

The structure, which is valued at $107,000, suffered approximately $27,500 in damage. Fire investigators were on scene and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

A total of 13 firefighters assisted with firefighting operations. Other agencies assisting with the fire included Bay Cities Ambulance, Avista Utilities, Pacific Power, Roseburg Police Department, Douglas County Fire District #2, and the American Red Cross.

For the latest information regarding the City of Roseburg Fire Department, please visit our website at www.cityofroseburg.org or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/roseburgfire.

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