On Saturday Battalion Chief Fairbairn of the Roseburg Fire Department was proud to receive 50 smoke detectors donated from Home Depot. The Roseburg Fire Department appreciates the donation from Home Depot and looks forward to distributing them to citizens in need. If you are interested in one of the smoke detectors please contact The City of Roseburg Fire Department at 541-492-6770.
At 6:13 p.m. on January 9th, the Roseburg Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 1732 NW Keasey Street. The fire was originally reported as a flu fire and all occupants had vacated the residence.
Firefighters arrived on scene to find smoke showing from a rear window of the residence and the incident was upgraded to a first alarm structure fire. Firefighters found an active fire in the wall of the kitchen that appeared to have extended from the basement through a void space. The residence sustained structural and water damage and two residents were displaced. However, no one was injured in the fire.
A total of 19 firefighters assisted with firefighting operations. Other agencies assisting with the fire included Douglas County Fire District #2, Roseburg Police Department, Bay Cities Ambulance, Pacific Power, and Avista Utilities.
The structure which is valued at $160,000.00 suffered approximately $60,000.00 in damage. Fire investigators were on scene and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
As the temperature drops outside, wood and pellet stoves are being fired up inside the home. Roseburg Fire Department would like to remind everyone that heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fires during the winter months. Please remember the following tips when using wood and pellet stoves:
* Have your chimney and stove inspected and cleaned by a certified chimney sweep every
fall just before heating season.
* Have a qualified professional install stoves, chimney connectors, and chimneys.
* Allow ashes to cool before disposing of them. Place ashes in a covered metal container. Keep the container at least 10 feet away from the home and other buildings.
For more information, please contact Chief Gregg Timm at 541.492.6770 or email@example.com.
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