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Photos: fire and emergency response at Southtowne Lanes



At about 3:55 p.m. on Wednesday, the Eugene Fire Department received a call about a fire at Southtowne Lanes. By 5:30, 30 or so firefighters had managed to contain the flames within the bowling alley’s building.

Though everyone was successfully evacuated from Southtowne, the smoke darkened the skies in the immediate area and water pooled in nearby streets. Here are some photos from today’s emergency response to the fire at Southtowne Lanes.

  • Southtowne Lanes was fully engulfed in flames late Wednesday afternoon. The fire was called in at 3:55 p.m. (Emerson Malone/Emerald)
  • (Jamie Perry/Emerald)
  • An unofficial watch party for the emergency response to the fire was going on at Capella Market, right across the street from the bowling alley on Willamette Street. (Emerson Malone/Emerald)
  • (Jamie Perry/Emerald)
  • (Jamie Perry/Emerald)
  • (Jamie Perry/Emerald)
  • Nearby streets like 24th and Amazon Parkway are flooded from the fire department response at Southtowne Lanes. (Emerson Malone/Emerald)
  • (Jamie Perry/Emerald)
  • Gerard said that investigators and the crew would likely be at the site overnight to determine the cause and origin of the fire. (Jamie Perry/Emerald)

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Dahlia Bazzaz

Dahlia Bazzaz

Dahlia is the 2015-2016 Editor in Chief of the Emerald. Before becoming EIC, she worked as a crime reporter and columnist. She has also interned with Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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