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Commercial Fire - 730 SE Cass Avenue - 12/6/16

At 9:01 p.m. on December 6th, the Roseburg Fire Department was dispatched to a commercial fire at 730 SE Cass Avenue.  Passerby reported seeing flames coming from the roof of the five story building.  The building includes four floors of residential apartments as well as first floor commercial businesses. 

Firefighters arrived on scene to find the Northeast corner of the roof on fire with residents still occupying the building.  Firefighters conducted building evacuation along with personnel from the Roseburg Police Department.  The ladder truck was deployed and used for extinguishment of the fire.  The building suffered structural damage to the roof and two apartments received water damage.  One resident was displaced.  However, no one was injured in the fire.

Traffic was detoured on both Cass Avenue and Rose Street for approximately two and a half hours.  Residents returned to their apartments at approximately 10:30 p.m. 

A total of 10 firefighters assisted with the firefighting operations. Other agencies assisting with the fire included Roseburg Police Department, Bay Cities Ambulance, Pacific Power, and Avista Gas.

The structure which is valued at $2.2 million suffered approximately $30,000.00 in damage.  Fire investigators were on scene and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

For more information, please contact Assistant Chief Gary Garrisi at 541.492.6770 or ggarrisi@cityofroseburg.org.

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