Camping stove blamed for apartment explosion in Eugene

The blast blew the doors off a unit at Valley River Court Apartments.

Posted: Jul 13, 2018 12:04 AM
Updated: Jul 13, 2018 9:45 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- An explosion inside an apartment blew the doors off of one unit and frightened dozens of residents on Thursday night -- the apparent result of an ill-placed camping stove.

The incident happened at Valley River Court Apartments on Good Pasture Loop. KEZI 9 News reporter Michael Sevren, who lives nearby, says the blast rang out just before 10 p.m.

Sevren interviewed one of the unit's occupants, who said a backpacking stove was left near a hot oven.

No injuries were reported.

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