A fire from an outbuilding in the neighborhood of West Union Street and West Harvard Avenue spread to a nearby utility pole before it was extinguished by members of the Roseburg Fire Department.

Damage to the utility pole knocked out internet service in the area for a few hours.

Firefighters responded to the fire at 2:27 p.m. Wednesday. The fire burned from the outbuilding to the backyard fence and caught the utility pole on fire. It burned about two-thirds of the way up the pole, damaging the internet line.

Firemen had the blaze knocked down in just a few minutes.

Roseburg Fire officials said some stored materials were destroyed but the residence on the property was not damaged and there were no injuries.

Douglas Fast Net had the line repaired and internet service restored to the area about 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The cause of the fire is still undetermined.

Reporter Dan Bain can be reached at 541-957-4221 or e-mail at dbain@nrtoday.com.

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Dan Bain is the health reporter for The News-Review. He previously worked at KPIC and 541 Radio.

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