SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Someone knocked on the windows of a burning apartment building and woke up the people inside, helping them escape the flames OK but shaken.
The fire broke out Thursday morning at the Brentwood Estates Aparts, 317 30th Street in Springfield.
Two apartments suffered heavy damage.
Two other units suffered smoke damage.
"We know the area it most likely started and that was between the garages and the apartment building," said Eugene Fire Department District Chief Mark Grover. "Two of them are heavily damaged, and two of them received smoke and water damage."
Koren Landfair lives near the burning apartment. She said she heard a commotion and looked outside. "I looked out and at that very moment I looked out, the flames were all the way up and out and engulfing the back room and they were all running out. They had been asleep," said Landfair.
"You could smell the smoke in the air. It was pretty bad. It smelled like burning wood and electrical," said Landfair.
Grover says there were people inside the apartment complexes, but nobody was hurt.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.