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No one was hurt in a house fire that broke out in Philomath Friday night.

Flames tore through the one-story, wood-frame home at 325 N. 18th St., but firefighters kept the blaze from spreading to neighboring structures.

Personnel from the Philomath, Corvallis and Monroe fire departments responded to the call, which came in shortly before 6 p.m. Friday.

Two engines were working on the fire while another stood in reserve. Command vehicles were on hand as well. 

No one was inside the home when the fire broke out, Philomath Fire Chief Tom Miller said at the scene, adding that it was too early to know what might have caused the blaze.

"It's still under investigation," he said.

The three-bedroom, 1,573-square-foot house was built in 1939 and has an estimated real market value of $156,000, according to Benton County property records.

People stood in knots on both sides of 18th Street and watched as fire crews poured water on the blaze. Philomath police officers controlled traffic in and out of the area.

Hose teams attacked the fire from ground level at first. After electric lines to the house were cut, a ladder truck joined the effort from above, shooting a steady stream of water down through a hole in the roof cut by firefighters.

Miller said fire crews were expected to remain on the scene until at least 9 p.m. to make sure the blaze was out.

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