A structure fire that began late on Easter Sunday in Roseburg displaced five people and sent two to the hospital with injuries, according to the Roseburg Fire Department.
The fire, reported just before 11:30 p.m. Sunday in the 2400 block of West Jay Avenue, quickly engulfed the home while sending flames and smoke billowing into the night sky. A resident living in the house first reported the fire and said some of the other residents were still inside.
The resident later reported all of the occupants and their two dogs were able to escape.
Crews arrived to the scene and found heavy fire and smoke coming from the front and back of the home, according to a press release. In all, 14 firefighters helped extinguish the fire, as well as crews from Douglas County Fire District No. 2, Umpqua Valley Ambulance, the Roseburg Police Department, Pacific Power, Avista Utilities and the American Red Cross.
The house itself is no longer habitable, according to Fire Marshal Monte Bryan. The residence sustained structural and water damage.
Two adults were sent to CHI Mercy Medical Center, but their current status is unknown.
Roseburg fire officials consider the fire to be accidental but the cause remains undetermined at this time, Bryan said.
Bryan said the fire department encourages everyone to install and maintain working smoke alarms.
“Remember to make sure you have working smoke alarms on every level of your home, outside each sleeping area and in every bedroom,” he said.