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Mobile home fire displaces Eugene man; officials say it started in kitchen

A mobile home fire happened around 9 p.m. at the Daneland Mobile Home Park at 1199 Terry Street in Eugene, Dec. 26, 2017. (SBG)

EUGENE, Ore. -- Fire crews were able to contain a mobile home fire in west Eugene Tuesday night.

It happened around 9 p.m. at the Daneland Mobile Home Park at 1199 Terry Street.

Fire crews say it started in the kitchen and spread quickly to the back of the home.

There was one resident inside at the time; he was able to make it out safely.

Eugene firefighters say it's common to see fires start in the kitchen, so it's a good reminder to be extra cautious while preparing those holiday meals.

"A lot of them happen just by inattention, I would say. People kind of are cooking something and walk away and it gets away from them, so probably just that idea that if you're cooking just be aware while you're cooking," said Eugene-Springfield Fire Battalion Chief Brian Smith.

Fire officials say they were able to put out the fire quickly, and the flames did not spread to any other units in the Mobile Home park.

The Red Cross is helping the man who is now displaced due to the fire.

The exact cause is under investigation.

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