No One Injured In Coos Bay House Fire

The Coos Bay Fire Department responded to a reported house fir on May 18th at 11:26pm, after receiving a 911 call from a neighbor who noticed the fire at 1230 Dakota Avenue in the Englewood area of Coos Bay. Firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the structure and fire exiting a window near the rear of the home. No one was home at the time of the fire. It is owned and occupied by David Clark.

The home suffered heavy fire, smoke, and heat damage throughout the structure. The fire was extinguished in about 10 minutes, and under control within 40 minutes of arrival. Firefighters worked for approximately two more hours mopping up hot spots and overhauling the building to ensure that the fire was fully extinguished.

An investigation into the cause of the fire was conducted by the Coos Bay Fire Department, and it has been determined the fire’s origin was in an enclosed porch area in the rear of the structure. The cause appears to be heat transfer from an electrical issue in the home’s electrical box which is on the wall of the enclosed porch.

The Coos Bay Fire Department estimates the fire damage to the structure to be $65,000 and $10,000 to the occupant’s contents. The owner’s home and contents are a total loss and were not covered by insurance.

This entry was posted on Monday, May 19th, 2014 and is filed under Local News.