Update September 1, 2022:
A suspect has been arrested in this case. Avery Jerome Boyle, age 47, of Eugene, was arrested on the following: Arson in the First Degree, five counts of Reckless Endangering, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon.
PREVIOUS INFORMATION FROM EUGENE SPRINGFIELD FIRE AUGUST 2, 2022
Eugene Springfield Fire crews arrived to an apartment fire in the 200 block of Bethel Drive around 7:15 am on Tuesday morning. Staff from a neighboring business heard shouting that there was a fire and quickly set up ladders for residents to use to evacuate from the second story. These individuals and other responsive community members also pulled a resident out of the building from a first floor apartment. ESF crews had the fire under control quickly but there is extensive damage to the building. One resident was transported to the hospital. There are cats that are unaccounted for. This incident is currently under investigation with Eugene Police Department’s Arson Team.