Douglas County Sheriff's Office


 Justice Building • Roseburg, Oregon 97470 • (541) 440-4450

John Hanlin


Date/Time of Release:  03/21/2014 - 09:00
Contact Person:  Dwes Hutson  
Contact Number:  541-440-4464  
Subject:  Fatal Structure Fire  
Date/Time of Incident:  03/21/2014 - 04:30
Incident Location:  194 Old County Lane, Myrtle Creek, OR  
Case Number:  14-1152  
Deceased:  Brubaker, Spencer L. / male, age 14 / Myrtle Creek, OR
Deceased:  Harris, Pitchlynn T. / male, age 95 / Myrtle Creek, OR
Mentioned:  Brubaker, Larry D. / male, age 56 / Myrtle Creek, OR
Mentioned:  Brubaker, Naomi J. / female, age 41 / Myrtle Creek, OR

This morning at about 0430 hours, the 911 center received a report of a structure fire at 194 Old County Lane, about 7 miles east of Myrtle Creek.

When emergency responders arrived on scene, the double wide mobile home was fully involved. The homeowners, Larry and Naomi Brubaker made it out of the home and were transported to Mercy Hospital where they were treated for smoke inhalation. Two other residents, 14 year old Spencer Brubaker and his 95 year old great-grandfather Pitchlynn Harris died in the fire.

Investigators are still on scene, but at this time the fire does not appear to be suspicious or criminal in nature.

Responders include: Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Myrtle Creek PD, Myrtle Creek Fire, Canyonville Fire, Tri-City Fire and the State Fire Marshall's Office.

Next of kin has been notified.

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