Philomath Fire & Rescue was among the agencies helping at the scene of a fire in Corvallis early Thursday morning. (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Philomath Fire & Rescue was among the agencies helping at the scene of a house fire early Thursday morning in a rural Corvallis neighborhood, Deputy Fire Chief Rich Saalsaa reported.

The fire at the residence, located east of the roundabout at 53rd Street and West Hills Road, was reported just after midnight, Corvallis Fire & Rescue said.

No injuries were reported.

“Crews faced difficulties in accessing the burning structure and from a challenging water supply in the rural area,” Corvallis Fire reported. “First arriving units found heavy fire in the rear of the structure with difficult access and a challenging water supply.”

A second alarm was called to bring in additional resources from surrounding fire agencies both to fight the fire and to cover any other emergency calls in the Corvallis area.

Philomath Fire & Rescue responded at 12:29 a.m. with a truck with three personnel along with Fire Chief Chancy Ferguson as a duty officer. Philomath assisted with salvage and overhaul efforts, Saalsaa said.

Nearly half a mile of supply hose and attack lines were used to extinguish the fire, Corvallis Fire said, and six engines, two medic units and three command staff were utilized on scene with personnel numbers totaling 25.

In addition to firefighters from Corvallis and Philomath, other agencies contributing resources included Albany Fire Department, Adair Rural Fire & Rescue and Monroe Rural Fire Protection District.

Brad Fuqua has covered the Philomath area since 2014 as the editor of the now-closed Philomath Express and currently as publisher/editor of the Philomath News. He has worked as a professional journalist since 1988 at daily and weekly newspapers in Nebraska, Kansas, North Dakota, Arizona, Montana and Oregon.