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Duplex fire damage worth $120,000.

Byline: The Register-Guard

An unattended cigarette caused a fire that did an estimated $120,000 damage to a Cal Young area duplex early Tuesday, and provided two lessons in fire safety, Eugene Fire Department spokesman Glen Potter said.

Smoke detectors alerted the residents to the fire at 1:18 a.m. and all escaped the duplex at 2838 Matt Drive.

The fire was an illustration of two basic rules, Potter said: Don't leave any burning material unattended, and working smoke detectors save lives.

A resident, 28-year-old Serena Depoe, awoke to a smoke detector and found that the couch was on fire.

Firefighters suppressed the fire with minimal damage to the adjoining duplex, occupied by a family of four, Deputy Fire Marshal Jenny Williamson said. Depoe's three children were not at home at the time, she said.

Local Red Cross volunteers assisted the victims.
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Title Annotation:Fires
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Aug 23, 2006
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