More than 200 escape fire at Eugene Mission
The Eugene-Springfield Fire Department responded to a 2-alarm fire at the Eugene Mission on Wednesday night. More than 200 people were in the building, but the fire department reported that all occupants made it safely outside.
The fire started in the kitchen and severely burned the inside of the structure. Investigators estimate the damages to total around $300,000 and are still trying to determine the cause of the fire. They do not believe the fire was intentional or suspicious.
Eugene Mission Director Jack Tripp told KMTR News that the mission could be out of service for a while due to the repairs needed on the kitchen, calling on the community to lend assistance and donations. The Eugene Water & Electric Board made a donation of ready-made meals to the Mission, which they plan to serve over the next couple of weeks while the kitchen is out of service.