EUGENE, Ore. -- One person was injured in the fire that happened at a homeless camp underneath Ferry Street bridge early this morning.
The woman, who wished to withhold her identity, said when the fire broke out around 4 a.m., she had no idea where it came from.
“I jumped up and I started screaming fire and I couldn't get out. It was everywhere,” the woman said. “I was in a tent underneath a canopy and I had tarps all over me, so there was no way to know exactly where it was coming from.”
She suffered significant burns to her foot and was taken to the hospital earlier to have those burns treated.
Nearly all of the belongings that were in the area of the fire were damaged beyond repair, but passersby were able to salvage a few items from the rubble.
The woman said she and her family were displaced by the Holiday Farm Fire, so she knows this feeling all too well.
“I lost everything in those fires, and now I'm in another one and I've lost everything again.... very traumatizing,” she said.
The woman’s dog was also slightly burned but appears to be on track for a full recovery.