Friday night Roop Street fire injures three

The Susanville Fire Department reports three people were injured during a late evening fire at a Roop Street apartment building Friday, Sept. 9

According to a statement from the SFD, about 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, units responded to a structure fire at 555 N. Roop St. Upon arrival, firefighters observed a ground-floor apartment fully involved and spreading into the apartment above with multiple exposures on both sides.

Residents told firefighters an occupant was trapped in the bedroom of an upstairs apartment. Firefighters made access to the unit with a ladder and extricated the person. Hose lines were pulled, and an aggressive fire attack was made on the downstairs unit where most of the fire was located while an additional crew made access to the second-floor apartments and worked to extinguish the fire and look for any extension into the attic space.

Once the fire was controlled, firefighters made sure it had not spread to other areas. One unit was a total loss, one unit had major damage and one unit had light damage. The fire’s origin was in apartment 10 and the cause if currently under investigation.

SFD reported three civilian injuries: One occupant was injured jumping from a second-floor window, one occupant was treated for smoke inhalation and one occupant was transported to a burn center. There were no fire personnel injuries.

The Susanville Fire Department thanks the CDCR Fire Department, CalFire, the Lassen County Office of Emergency Services, the Lake Forest Fire Department, the Chester Fire Department, the Susanville Police Department, the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office, SEMSA, Susanville Public Works, LMUD and the Lassen County Public Health Department for assistance with the incident.