It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, but the fire was quickly put out by the sprinkler system. Residents were evacuated as a precaution and later were able to return to their homes. The fire comes on what is almost the year anniversary of a fire that broke out at Courtside’s sister complex, Skybox.
Eugene fire fighters discuss what to do next about the fire at Courtside. The fire happened in a resident’s apartment and, once started, was quickly put out by the sprinkler system. (Nate Barrett/Emerald)
Fire officials speak with an onsite manager near the Courtside entrance. (Nate Barrett/Emerald)
Fire fighters survey the building. (Nate Barrett/Emerald)
A Eugene fireman hands his fellow fire fighter a large duffle bag containing a vacuum to help suck up water from sprinkler systems. (Nate Barrett/Emerald)
In the early stages of the Eugene Fire Department’s handling of the fire, up to nine fire department vehicles showed up, including five fire trucks. (Nate Barrett/Emerald)