Crews say cause of large fire in north Eugene is unknown

We have new information tonight on the large fire in north Eugene that sent a dark plume of smoke into the sky.

Posted: Oct 18, 2017 6:17 PM
Updated: Oct 18, 2017 6:17 PM

Eugene, Ore. -- Fire crews said the cause of a large large fire that broke out in north Eugene this weekend is unknown. They said because there was so much damage done, the cause of this fire cannot be identified.

The fire broke out shortly before 4:00 Sunday afternoon at a lot off of Kelso St. Crews from all over Lane County helped battle the flames.

Santa Clara Fire District Chief Randy Wood said that more than 40 firefighters were there.

He says it burned mainly used-tires along with a generator. The Red Cross said this fire impacted a couple and their pet.

Chief Wood adds that the mutual aid system between neighboring fire departments worked very well for this fire, saying a fire like this is too big for one department to handle alone.

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