A fire that broke out around midnight Thursday heavily damaged a home and forced the residents to leave, but no one was injured after the North Bend Fire Department was quickly able to control the blaze.
Assistant Chief Brian Waddington said his department was called out around midnight to a home on Ford Lane to a report of a blaze in progress.
When firefighters arrived minutes later, they saw flames coming out of the back of the home and from the roof. Waddington said North Bend called in all their firefighters and asked for assistance from Coos Bay, which also sent an engine and firefighters. All together, 25 firefighters and three engines responded and were able to knock down the blaze quickly.
“We had a really good knock down in about 30 minutes and it was completely out in about an hour,” Waddington said.