Heat lamp sparks fire inside Springfield home

They said it was caused by a heat lamp used to keep baby chickens warm.

Posted: Feb. 4, 2018 10:45 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Firefighters said a heat lamp is to blame for sparking a fire inside a Springfield home, causing thousands of dollars of damage.

It happened at a house off of E Street and 53rd Place Saturday night.

Eugene Springfield Fire said the residents were gone all day and when they returned home, their house was filled with smoke. That's when they found flames coming from a dresser in the back bedroom.

They got their dog outside and used a garden hose to partially extinguish the fire before crews arrived. Firefighter put the fire out completely. 

They said it was caused by a heat lamp used to keep baby chickens warm.

Firefighters said as we move into spring, they want to remind everyone to not use heat lamps indoors or near combustible products.

The home's damage is estimated at about $20,000.

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