A fire that began underneath the Stewart Park Bridge briefly sent black smoke into the air Monday night before the small blaze was extinguished by Roseburg firefighters.

The fire, which was reported just before 7 p.m., originated from a transient camp under the north end of the bridge. No injuries were reported.

Roseburg Fire Chief Gary Garrisi said the damage was limited to the debris in the homeless camp under the bridge.

Cause of the fire is under investigation.

It’s the latest incident involving a transient camp under the Stewart Park Bridge.

It was Jan. 20, 2019, when Roseburg Police responded to a reported shooting underneath the bridge. after two victims claimed they had been shot during an incident at a homeless camp in the area.

Officers from the Roseburg Police Department responded in force and searched the area, only to find that BB guns or pellet guns were involved.

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Well, we allow them to urinate, defecate and sleep on the streets of Roseburg, might as well let them burn the bridges as well. Downtown Roseburg is becoming Portland and Seattle. If the city wants me and my family to visit down...get the homeless out of there.

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