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Arson suspected in Eugene apartment fire

Investigators said the fire started in a dumpster and then spread to a wall and reached the second floor.

Posted: Aug 26, 2019 3:58 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A fire that displaced a dozen residents at an apartment building Monday morning is being investigated as arson, police say.

Police said fire crews responded to a large dumpster fire at about 2:30 a.m., which spread to a nearby apartment building on the 1200 block of Ferry Street. 

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Firefighters put the fire out. Police said two apartments on separate levels sustained heavy smoke and water damage. 

All residents evacuated and no injuries were reported.

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