EUGENE, Ore. - One person was taken to the hospital after a house fire that heavily damaged a home and spread to the property next door.
Firefighters responded to 3789 Peppertree Dr. at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Three people were inside the house when the fire broke out.
A man went back in after his dog - but didn't come back out.
Fire crews switched into rescue mode and searched the burning home for the other person.
"Crews did a great job getting the fire controlled and finding the victim," said Lance Lighty, battalion fire chief with Eugene Fire Department.
Lighty cautioned against going back into a burning home looking for animals or property. "Once you're out, you need to stay out," he said.
They later found the person unconscious behind the house. The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Neighbor Andre Rosseau told KVAL News he heard explosions from the neighbor's garage.
He saw his fence burning and grabbed a garden hose and started fighting the fire.
"Grabbed it, hooked it up and started spraying," he said.
The fire burned the side of his garage and broke out a window.
There were a number of pets in the house. No word yet on whether they are all OK or not.
The garage was totally destroyed. The kitchen burned, and the house suffered smoke damage.
This is a developing story. This story will be updated