A Wednesday fire in Green damaged a fiber optic communications box, resulting in the loss of landline and wireless phone service in parts of Southern Douglas County until mid-morning Thursday.

Service was restored to the affected areas at 9:56 a.m. Thursday, according to a press release by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

The fire, which started in a stack of railroad ties, was reported at 11:37 p.m. Wednesday. Douglas County Fire District No. 2 and Winston-Dillard Fire Department responded to the fire.

Landline services were lost in parts of Myrtle Creek, Tri City and Riddle. Verizon Wireless customers south of Green were also impacted. Area residents were cautioned they might be unable to dial 9-1-1 while repairs were being made.

Sanne Godfrey can be reached at sgodfrey@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4203. Follow her on Twitter @sannegodfrey.

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Never heard of a 'FIRE optic communications box'...surely you mean a FIBER optic communication box.

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