TRAIL, Ore. — Just after 3:30 p.m. Sunday, fire crews received a report of a house fire in Trail. Officials say law enforcement arrived before fire crews. Those officers say the home was full of smoke and no one was home when it caught on fire.
When fire crews arrived, the fire had already spread to the attic and flames were burning through the roof.
Investigators don’t know what started the fire. They are currently investigating.
About two dozen buckets were dumped on the fire by a helicopter, according to officials. Fire crews say the flames reached about 30 feet over the house. It was two stories tall and about 3,000 square feet.
Crews from Prospect, Butte Falls, Shady Cove, Fire District 3 and the Oregon Department of Transportation were on the scene.
Fire crews say the home was completely burned. Nearby trees also burned.
Fire District 3 Battalion Chief Greg Winfrey says crews were forced to let the house burn due to lack of water and heat of the day and the number of people they had on scene.