ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Fire has displaced four people in west Roseburg Tuesday night.
The American Red Cross was called in to give assistance to the two adults and two children that were displaced. Initial reports from the scene said there were four children, but the Red Cross reports there were only two.
Roseburg firefighters were called to the home in the 2800 block of Sanders Avenue, where they found the house fully engulfed in flames.
A detached shed had already burned to the ground, and the fire was moving into large trees, which officials say were next to the Lookingglass Apartments.
During the fire, officials say a power line fell on the roadway, which restricted firefighter access.
The resident, Melissa Row, her two children, and one dog were able to safely exit the house without injury, however after the fire was extinguished they were unable to locate the dog.
During the fire an eight year old girl who was in the house had the presence of mind to retrieve a portable fire extinguisher from Row’s vehicle. The girl brought the extinguisher to Row who attempted to extinguish the fire.
Crews were able to extinguish the fire, but not before the home was destroyed.
Roseburg Fire Department, Roseburg police and Pacific Power all responded to the scene.
Fire Department investigators were called to the scene and were processing the scene throughout the night. The investigation is ongoing and the cause of the fire has not been determined.
A total of 24 fire personnel were involved with the fire operations. No firefighter injuries were reported. Additional agencies assisting with the fire included the Roseburg Police Department, Douglas County Fire District No. 2, Avista Utilities, Pacific Power and Red Cross.
The house which is valued at $110,000 dollars received about $70,000 in fire damage and $20,000 in damage to the contents.