January 8, 2018 — Eugene Springfield Fire responded to Daneland Mobile Home Park early this morning for a mobile home on fire. All occupants were able to safely exit the home due to working smoke alarms. Eugene Springfield Fire crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire.
This fire comes just 10 days after a devastating fire in the same park claimed the life of a 73 year old resident. Following this fatal fire, Eugene Springfield Fire Marshal’s Office partnered with Daneland Park Management to host a community meeting open to all park residents to discuss the fire that claimed the life of their neighbor and lessons learned that could be applied in their own homes.
The residents of this morning’s fire were in attendance at this community meeting. Daneland Park Manager, Kim Bomark, stated following the Fire Marshal’s presentation this couple checked the smoke alarms in their home and found they were 19 years old. The couple replaced all of their smoke alarms just 48 hours prior to this fire. The couple feels if not for the information provided by Fire Marshal Amy Linder and Deputy Fire Marshal Merrill Harrison they may not be here with us today.
Eugene Springfield Fire would like to encourage everyone to check and test their smoke alarms, replacing them if over ten years old. Find more information regarding smoke alarms.
The cause of this morning’s fire is still under investigation.