SWEET HOME, Ore. – A match caused a garage to catch fire in Sweet Home, fire officials said.
Residents opened their garage door and found that it was on fire. They escaped uninjured and called 911.
More than a dozen firefighters responded to the 900 block of 2nd Avenue and put the fire out before it spread to the house.
Damage is estimated at $75,000, which includes damage to the garage and the loss of its contents. The home also sustained significant smoke damage.
A deputy from the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office investigated. The fire was determined to have been caused my a match that was discarded into a pile of clothing, officials said.