Roseburg woman dies in fire

Officials have identified the victim as 83-year-old Darlene Louise Shaffer.

Posted: Apr 3, 2020 6:13 PM
Updated: Apr 4, 2020 10:41 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore. – A residential structure fire claimed the life of a Roseburg woman on Friday morning.

Officials have identified the victim as 83-year-old Darlene Louise Shaffer.

Firefighters responded to a house on the 900 block of Oak Hill Road just north of the city at about 11:15 a.m. They found thick smoke and heavy fire coming from the house.

Neighbors told responders that an elderly woman was possibly still in the house. Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire and a search was conducted.

Firefighters found Shaffer inside the home dead. One other resident of the home was not there at the time of the fire.

The house sustained heavy damage. The cause is under investigation.

Douglas County Fire District No. 2 responded with 16 firefighters, three engines, two water tenders and two command vehicles.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 10605

Reported Deaths: 220
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah258070
Marion168350
Washington164520
Clackamas87725
Umatilla7926
Union3611
Lincoln3464
Lane2433
Malheur2231
Deschutes2210
Polk16612
Linn15710
Yamhill1559
Jackson1520
Jefferson1360
Klamath1311
Morrow1091
Benton975
Hood River970
Wasco961
Josephine591
Clatsop540
Douglas540
Coos460
Columbia440
Lake220
Tillamook150
Crook140
Wallowa110
Curry80
Baker50
Sherman30
Gilliam10
Grant10
Harney10
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Broken Clouds
58° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 58°
Corvallis
Overcast
58° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 58°
Roseburg
Overcast
60° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 60°
North Bend
Overcast
59° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 59°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events