Two people, pets escape early morning house fire in Springfield

A Springfield family is looking for a place to live after a fire roared through their home early Wednesday morning.

Posted: Apr 21, 2021 4:23 AM
Updated: Apr 21, 2021 12:56 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- A Springfield family is looking for a place to live after a fire roared through their home early Wednesday morning.

The fire was reported around 2 a.m. in the 400 block of 63rd St. next to Thurston High School.

Eugene-Springfield Fire Battalion Chief Scott Bishop said most of the damage is along the inside and outside of the back of the house.

Fortunately, two people living inside along with a couple pets were able to make it out unharmed.

Eugene-Springfield Fire responded with four engines, one truck and medics when they learned of the fire. When they arrived on scene, they found the back of the home in flames. There’s no word yet on the cost of the damages, but officials said it’s substantial.

“The fire is extensive. The home will not be habitable at this point. There’s extensive damage to the back of the house and the back interior of the house,” Bishop said.

The fire marshal was also called out to the scene to investigate the cause. So far, they have not released any initial findings.

A couple who lives next door reported smelling smoke around 10 p.m. Tuesday night, several hours before firefighters received the call. It’s unclear how or if this is related to the fire.

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