EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) -- A Eugene man is without a place to call home tonight after his apartment caught fire early Saturday morning.
The fire started at the Green Leaf Village Apartments around 1:45 AM Saturday, December 15.
Karin Carroll was one of the residents next door to the fire. She said she was dreaming of firecrackers when she woke up and realized it was a real fire in the adjacent apartment.
She grabbed her dog and ran out of the four-unit building. The man who lives in the unit that caught fire was not home when the flames broke out. Neighbors say everything inside is likely destroyed.
The Green Leaf Apartments is an affordable housing complex off River Road in north Eugene.
"He's not the type that has money, but you know, he would take his shirt off for anybody . . . and it makes me so sad because he doesn't deserve this or need this,” said Karin Carroll, who lives next door to where the fire sparked.
Karin says for her, the fire was a big lesson to evacuate immediately. When she got outside, she could see flames coming from the windows.
No one was hurt in the fire, but several people are staying in different homes tonight because of it.
Flames almost spread up to the second floor units of the complex; however, Eugene Fire crews were able to contain the flames to just one unit, where there is a lot of interior and exterior smoke damage. The building remains structurally sound.
Investigators are still looking for what caused the fire.