The fire in the 100 block of West Cottonwood Court started outside near a trash can around midnight, and the cause is still under investigation Wednesday morning, Eagle Fire Department Battalion Chief Jeff Krochmal said.
The family inside got out safely, Krochmal said. The house sustained significant damage, which will displace the residents until repairs can be made, he said.
Someone making deliveries at a nearby business spotted the fire and alerted the residents and neighbors, banging on their doors, a next-door neighbor told the Statesman. The four people and two dogs inside the house got out, and the delivery person and the neighbor hosed down the houses until firefighters arrived, the neighbor said.
Flames were visible through the roof when firefighters responded to the neighborhood off South Eagle Road about 12:20 a.m., Krochmal said, and the fire was controlled within about 15 minutes. One crew remained on the scene Wednesday morning monitoring the attic, where most of the damage was focused, he said.
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A fire investigator will examine the scene Wednesday morning, Krochmal said Initial evidence indicates the fire started outside near a trash can and spread up the siding into the attic of the two-story home, seriously damaging the attic and two upstairs bedrooms, the battalion chief said.