The City of Roseburg Fire Department will begin issuing residential burn permits, beginning on October 1, 2022 and ending on October 31, 2022.
These permits are issued for seven (7) days at a cost of $75.00. Residential yard waste is the only material that may be burned. Prohibited items include standing berry vines, paper, wood, plastics, tires, standing grass, weeds, construction material, and material from lot clearing. Burning may not be done on vacant lots or the property of another. Fires must be monitored by a competent adult and extinguished prior to darkness. Tools to control or extinguish the fire must be on-site whenever there is material burning.
Burn barrels are never allowed inside City limits, and anyone burning trash or burning without a permit may be subject to a fine and/or legal action. Additionally, due diligence must be exercised while burning, even with a permit, as fire can quickly get out of control, and the person responsible for the fire may be subject to fines, legal action, or restitution.
If possible, residents are urged to utilize alternatives to burning, such as composting, chipping, mulching, or transporting the debris to the Douglas County Landfill. More information on these options can be found at https://douglascounty-oregon.us/449/Wood-Yard-Waste
To request a burning permit in the City of Roseburg, call (541) 492-6770 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. This information, as well as the burn permit request form is also available on the city website at https://www.cityofroseburg.org/departments/fire
At 12:20 p.m. on September 22, 2022, Roseburg Fire Department personnel responded to a reported structure fire at 1595 W. Lookingglass Road. The reporting party stated all residents had evacuated the residential structure.
Upon arrival on scene, firefighters found a single story, residential structure with smoke and fire showing from the laundry room of the home. Firefighters conducted a primary and secondary search, made an interior attack to extinguish the fire and completed overhaul. The home sustained structural, smoke, and water damage. The displaced family included two adult residents and three children. The American Red Cross is assisting the displaced residents.
A fire investigator was on scene and the cause of the fire is under investigation. Thirteen firefighters assisted with firefighting operations. Other agencies assisting with the fire included Umpqua Valley Ambulance, Douglas County Fire District #2, Roseburg Police Department, American Red Cross, Avista Utilities, and Pacific Power.
The Roseburg Fire Department would like to remind everyone of the importance of working smoke alarms and ensuring you have the appropriate number of smoke alarms installed in the home. Remember to make sure you have working smoke alarms on every level of your home, outside each sleeping area and in every bedroom. Roseburg Fire Department recommends that homeowners consider a home fire sprinkler system for increased protection.
At 1:26 a.m. on July 2, 2022, Roseburg Fire Department personnel responded to a reported commercial structure fire at 2435 NW Stewart Parkway. Dispatched received several reports of smoke showing from the roof of the commercial structure that houses Del Taco on Stewart Parkway.
Firefighters arrived on scene to find a significant amount of grey smoke coming from the soffits of the roof. Firefighters worked throughout the night utilizing numerous engines and two ladder trucks to bring the fire under control. Firefighters worked tirelessly to complete extensive overhaul into the early morning hours. During the fire, a large section of Stewart Parkway was closed for safety reasons.
A fire investigator is on scene and the cause of the fire is under investigation at this time. The commercial structure suffered substantial damage and is estimated to be a total loss. No firefighter or civilian injuries were reported.
Numerous firefighters from both the Roseburg Fire Department and Douglas County Fire District #2 assisted with the firefighting operations. Other agencies assisting with the fire included Umpqua Valley Ambulance, Roseburg Police Department, Pacific Power, and Avista Utilities.