April 17, 2021 2:36pm
North Douglas County Fire & EMS was dispatched to a report of a porch fire in the 800 block of South Elk Creak Rd. in Drain. Dispatch had received reports of a possible subject still inside the residents at the time of report. First arriving fire personnel arrived on scene to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the front of the house with exterior buildings and vehicles nearby. Nearby neighbors were able to assist a woman from the residence through a window without any injuries. Firefighters cleared the area due to live ammunition igniting from the house and setup for initial fire attack. Fire crews from Elkton Rural Fire District, Oakland Rural Fire District, South Lane Fire & Rescue, and Sutherlin City Fire assisted with fire personnel and water shuttle. After 65 minutes the fire was knocked down and crews remained on scene for 1 hour for mop up.
The cause of the fire is under investigation and points towards accidental ignition from a nearby burn barrel. The house is a complete loss.
North Douglas County Fire & EMS was assisted by Elkton Rural Fire District, Oakland Rural Fire District, South Lane Fire & Rescue, Sutherlin City Fire, Douglas County Sherriff's Office, Douglas Electric, and Oregon State Fire Marshals Office.