House Involved in Fire Deemed Unlivable

EUGENE, Ore. — Investigators say the early morning house fire in Eugene was the result of someone setting fire to piles of debris in the basement. Fire crews rushed to the home on the 900 block of W. 8th avenue shortly after 5 a.m. Investigators say it could have been worse if a passerby hadn’t … Continue reading »

Residents Try to Protect Neighborhood

EUGENE, Ore. — Neighbors say squatters have been causing problems at an abandoned house, everything from sleeping at the property to setting it on fire. The couple that owns Mr. Appliance next to the house say they’ve called police, the city and even boarded up doors and windows on their own. They say their calls … Continue reading »

Fire Damages Former Senior Center

EUGENE, Ore. — Investigators think homeless campers are to blame for a fire in an abandoned building’s basement. Eugene fire crews responded to a former senior center, the Trude Kaufman Senior Center, and found flames in the elevator shaft. Investigators say there was evidence people had been squatting at the location. “We see it periodically, … Continue reading »