Garage fire

Firefighters responded to a garage fire in the 1600 block of San Souci Drive, Roseburg.

Firefighters rushed to a reported garage fire in the wee hours of the night after the home's occupants noticed the flames.

At approximately 1:45 a.m., crews from Douglas County Fire District No. 2 arrived at the house in the 1600 block of San Souci Drive, Roseburg, and found the home's garage filled with smoke.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire with a small amount of water before the flames had a chance to spread into the rest of the house, according to Battalion Chief Mark Hernandez.

The garage and its contents suffered minor damage, but the rest of the home was not damaged during the fire.

Hernandez said the fire was likely caused by cigarettes left in an ash tray near storage materials.

Hernandez said everyone should check their smoke alarms and keep all heat sources at least 3 feet away from any combustible items like paper, furniture, bedding or curtains.

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