House fire under investigation in Eugene

The fire caused major damage to the inside and outside of the home.

Posted: Sep 5, 2018 7:25 AM
Updated: Sep 5, 2018 9:54 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A fire tore through a home Tuesday night and now officials are trying to find a cause. Eugene Springfield Fire received a call around 9:01 p.m last night, of a possible structure fire not far from the beltline, at 4490 Royal Ave.

A fire crew of 19 fire fighters tackled the fire. They got it under control within 20 minutes -- and kept it from spreading to nearby homes. The dry conditions were a big concern for firefighters.

Ben Meigs, Battalion Chief for Eugene Springfield Fire said “We're just getting to the end of our fire season. We are still at a time where the temperatures are still somewhat hot in the afternoons. The humidity level in the grass and things around it are very low at this point so we are still concerned about brush fires.”

The fire caused major damage to the inside and outside of the home.

The Eugene Police Department was also on scene to assist the fire crews with a K-9 unit. According to fire officials the home had been flagged as abandoned.

“This house is an abandoned home, there’s no power to it. It's been known to be visited by local homeless population, according to the neighbors. So we're going to be investigating that as well” said Meigs.

No one was found to be in the home at the time of the fire.

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