ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A paint store on Hooker Road in Roseburg was badly damaged in an early Tuesday morning fire, that brought crews out twice to fight it.
Firefighters were called to the Paint Factory in the 3800 block of Hooker Road a little before 4:30 a.m., for a report of a structure fire at the store. There were no employees there at the time the fire started, and it was called in by a neighbor.
When crews arrived, they found flames coming from the back of the warehouse. Fire crews reported the fire spread to the attic space.
After extinguishing the blaze, they were called back just before 7:00 a.m. for reports of smoke coming from the building again.
Douglas County Fire District #2 fire crews arrived on scene and started tearing siding off of the structure to find the smoke.
Fire officials say the retail store in the front of the building only had minor smoke damage, while the back of the warehouse had extensive damage.
Fire District #2 responded to the original incident with three fire engines, a ladder truck, three command vehicles, and 20 firefighters.
Personnel from the Roseburg Fire Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Avista Utilities and Pacific Power assisted with this incident.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, and initial damage estimates were said to be around $10,000.