A manufactured home appeared to be a total loss after a blaze caused heavy damage to the structure Wednesday morning in the 800 block of Shadow Ranch Lane in northwest Roseburg.

No one was home at the time of the fire, which was reported to 911 by neighbors before 10:30 a.m.

Firefighters from Roseburg Fire Department and Douglas County Fire District No. 2 responded to the blaze and prevented it from jumping to nearby homes in the Shadow Ranch Mobile Park.

A total of 19 firefighters responded to the blaze, which was largely out within 40 minutes. Among those responding were five newly hired District No. 2 firefighters who were training Wednesday morning in the Melrose area.

“Our new hires train for six weeks before we put them on a shift, but if something like this comes up, then they can come and do the real thing,” District No. 2 battalion chief Scott Richardson said. “It’s much better experience than their daily training.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Aaron Yost is a sports reporter for The News-Review he can be reached at 541-957-4219 or by email at ayost@nrtoday.com. Follow him on Twitter @aaron_yost.

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