Byline: The Register-Guard
Family left homeless
in early morning fire
SPRINGFIELD - A woman and six children were left homeless when their house was destroyed by fire Sunday morning Sunday Morning may refer to:
The residents fled the house immediately after hearing a smoke detector smoke detector
An alarm device that automatically detects the presence of smoke. Also called smoke alarm. , said Paul Esselstyn, Springfield Fire Department battalion chief.
Firefighters responded to the blaze at 2009 N. Second St. shortly before 6:30 a.m. and found thick, black smoke billowing bil·low
1. A large wave or swell of water.
2. A great swell, surge, or undulating mass, as of smoke or sound.
v. bil·lowed, bil·low·ing, bil·lows
1. from the house and flames in the attic In the Attic can refer to:
The fire caused an estimated $100,000 damage. The cause and origin of the fire remains under investigation, Esselstyn said.
The mother and children were provided temporary housing through Red Cross of Lane County.
Street to be transferred
to city for improvements
SPRINGFIELD - A portion of South 42nd Street will officially be turned over to the city today - along with a $4.1 million check to modernize mod·ern·ize
v. mo·dern·ized, mo·dern·iz·ing, mo·dern·iz·es
To make modern in appearance, style, or character; update.
To accept or adopt modern ways, ideas, or style. the roadway.
A ceremonial "handoff Switching a cellular phone transmission from one cell to another as a mobile user moves into a new cellular area. The switch takes place in about a quarter of a second so that the caller is generally unaware of it. " between state Department of Transportation and city officials will occur at today's City Council meeting at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
The portion of the street going to the city extends from Main Street to Jasper Road. The stretch of roadway, while officially part of the Springfield-Creswell Highway, is primarily a city street that carries local traffic through a developing neighborhood with school and parks.
The transfer will allow the city to improve the street to city standards and make it safer for children who use it walking to and from school, Mayor Sid Leiken said in a statement.