House Fire on Gilham Road

4-22 house fireEUGENE, Ore. — Investigators are still looking into what caused a house fire in North Eugene Tuesday.

It happened just before 2 p.m. at a home on Gilham Road. The Eugene-Springfield Fire Department says no one was home at the time of the fire, but a pet cat died in the blaze.

About six units and 22 firefighters showed up on scene, putting out the fire in about 20 minutes.

Neighbors say it got pretty scary at one point.

“It was smoking pretty bad and coming out of all of the vents at the top of the house and then I looked in the back and the flames were shooting up out the back,” said neighbor Debbie Kostrikin.

Though the cause is still being investigated, firefighters believe the fire began in the back of the home. Damage was extensive and the home may be a total loss.

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