Building Fire Under Investigation

EUGENE, Ore.– Eugene firefighters put out flames at Pennington Crossarm Company on W 1st Avenue in Eugene. Firefighters arrived on scene at around 11:30am and saw smoke coming from the kiln building. They’re calling the fire suspicious because the company is closed. “It’s the fourth of July and everything is shut down… It is a … Continue reading »

Oregon Fires Claim No Kids in 2012

EUGENE, Ore. — For the first time ever, state fire marshals reported that no children died in fires in Oregon in 2012. Firefighters attribute the record-breaking news to a team effort of fire codes, expanding education programs and hard work on all accounts, but there’s still more work to be done with non-child victims. “(We) … Continue reading »

Firefighters Respond to Residential Fire

EUGENE, Ore. — Firefighters responded to a fire at an apartment complex in downtown Eugene this afternoon. The blaze started in a house that had been converted into a multi-unit apartment building on West 10th Avenue and Jefferson Street. Crews contained the fire to one unit. Paramedics were called to the scene as a precaution … Continue reading »

Fire at Abandoned Eugene Building

EUGENE, Ore — Police are investigating a fire at an abandoned, city-owned building. Just after 3 a.m. Monday a call came in that a fire had started at the Trudy Kaufman Senior Center on South Jefferson Street. Police say they think the fire began when homeless people broke into the elevator shaft of the building … Continue reading »

Fire Destroys Abandoned Home’s Garage

EUGENE, Ore. — A suspicious early morning fire in an abandoned home completely destroyed a garage. “It’s dangerous in the neighborhood. People were coming and going. I was afraid someone was going to burn it down,” said Eugene resident Roxy Rich. The house near the intersection of West 2nd Avenue and Chambers Street became vacant … Continue reading »

Suspicious Shed Fire in West Eugene

EUGENE, Ore — Eugene Fire and Police responded early Friday morning to a shed fire they’re now calling suspicious. It occurred just after 4 a.m. on Friday near the intersection of West 2nd Avenue and Chambers Street. The shed and the adjacent house were completely vacant. Crews were able to douse the flames quickly, thanks … Continue reading »

Firefighters Worry about Road Changes

EUGENE, Ore. — Some proposed changes to South Willamette Street are worrying the Eugene Fire Department. The Downtown Fire Station is just 11 blocks from the area of Willamette Street that would be impacted by these changes. While the department says it knows the section of the street is not safe for bikes and pedestrians, … Continue reading »

Fire Damages South Hills Home

EUGENE, Ore. — A fire causes significant damage to a home in the south hills. It happened on the 2900 block of Mclean at about 10 p.m. Tuesday night. The couple who lives there said they were sitting in the living room when all of their lights went out. That’s when they discovered they were … Continue reading »

Folks Return Home After Overnight Fire

EUGENE, Ore. — Residents forced from their apartments Friday night following a fire were back home Saturday. The fire broke out just after 10 p.m. on Kinsrow in Eugene. Residents living in the Willamette Gardens complex as well as neighbors said the fire caused quite the commotion. Residents said it all started in a kitchen … Continue reading »

Dumpster Fire Spreads to Apartments

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Fire and Police responded early Tuesday morning to a dumpster fire near the University of Oregon campus. The fire began just after 2:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, near 12th and Ferry St. Fire officials say the blaze started in a dumpster which was located next to an apartment building. The flames did … Continue reading »

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