Firefighters prepare to extinguish flames on the roof of a duplex during a structure fire at the 800 block of West Francis Street in Roseburg on Monday afternoon.

A duplex in the 800 block of Francis Street caught fire Monday afternoon.

Firefighters initially responded to a report of smoke coming out of the back of the duplex at 2:01 p.m.

Later on, smoke starting coming out of the eaves of the building.

Roseburg Fire Department’s Assistant Fire Chief Merrill Gonterman said the fire originated on the deck and the flame spread to the wall and into the attic.

The cause is still under investigation.

The blaze affected 14 residents, six adults and eight children.

The Red Cross is providing resources to the family such as temporary housing, food, clothing and information about recovery services.

Saphara Harrell can be reached at 541-957-4216 or sharrell@nrtoday.com. Or on Twitter


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Saphara Harrell is the crime and natural resources reporter for The News-Review. She previously worked at The World in Coos Bay. Follow her on Twitter @daisysaphara.

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