Eugene FD: Flames from garage fire damage neighboring house

Eugene FD: Flames from garage fire damage neighboring house

EUGENE, Ore. -- Flames from a garage fire in the Bethel district charred the side of a neighboring house Saturday night, causing around $160,000 in damage, the Eugene-Springfield Fire Department said.

Crews were called out to the house near the intersection of Wood Ave. and Nebraska St. at around 7:40 p.m. on reports that a garage was on fire.

Battalion Chief Lance Lightly said a man was working on a project in the garage when the fire broke out. The man reportedly received some minor injuries when he ran inside the house to get the family's dog.

No one else was hurt in the fire, officials said.

Firefighters arrived to find flames pouring out of the garage. Battalion Chief Lightly said the fire was pouring out of a side window in the garage, which caught a fence and the corner of a neighboring home on fire.

Crews had the fire under control about a half hour after arriving on-scene.

Lightly said the fire completely destroyed the garage portion of the home. The interior of the house sustained some smoke and fire damage.

The neighboring home sustained some minor damage in the fire.

Between the two houses officials estimate the total structural damage at around $160,000.