Eugene-Springfield Metro Firefighters responded to a house fire in East Springfield, early Tuesday night which sent an Orange glow from the fire scene witnesses and Fire Officials said.
Firefighters were called to a single story residence at 1192 39th St., in northeast Springfield and found the residence heavily involved with smoke and fire upon their arrival, shortly after 8:20 p.m. Tuesday night, dispatch logs said.
Initial fire crews were unable to provide an initial fire attack to contain the blaze once they arrived on scene, due to the danger of arcing power lines crossing the fire scene, officials said. Springfield Utility crews from the Springfield Utility Board (SUB) were dispatched to the scene to help turn off the power so firefighters could contain the blaze.
Several residents reportedly said they heard several explosions before fire crews arrived on scene to fight the fire. No one was reportedly injured in the blaze or seriously hurt or transported to a local hospital.
Fire Officials say, the residence was a total loss and seven people were displaced from the fire. The exact cause of the fire has yet to be determined and is still under investigation at press time. The response to the fire netted 19 firefighters with 8 pieces of equipment consisting of 2 Battalion Chiefs, 4 Engines, 1 Truck, 3 Medic Units.
Oregon Firepage contributed to this report.