Fire destroys house in Veneta

Fire destroys house in Veneta »Play Video

VENETA, Ore. -- She only left for a little while to run errands in Eugene, but that "little while" was all it took for one Veneta woman to lose nearly everything.

A fire broke out at her home on Jeans Road around 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning. When she returned from her errands, her home had been destroyed.

Firefighters rushed to put out the flames. Firefighters said the fire spread very quickly because it was a manufactured home.

Three dogs and two cats got out safe. However, a third cat was missing.

"It's just the types of fuel that are involved," said Lane County Fire Marshal Heather Miller. "If there is any kind of wood paneling or anything like that the fires run right through it."

Miller said it could have been even worse. The house is in a wooded area. During the summer the grass and brush dry up and catch fire easily. Luckily now, the brush is still damp so the fire didn't spread.

That's not much relief for the residents here, whose home is a complete loss. The Red Cross was called in to help the couple who rented the house.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.


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