Car on fire in shop contained by firefighters

Lebanon firefighters battled a car fire on Jan. 6 in the 3200 block of Mount Pleasant Road, just east of Lebanon.

Initial reports indicated a vehicle on fire inside a shop. When the battalion chief arrived, he found a 30′ x 60′ shop with a vehicle well-involved and the homeowner trying to keep the fire from spreading to his nearby tractor.

The first engine to arrive was from Lebanon Fire District’s Lacomb sub-station. The crew quickly pulled a handline and began suppression efforts while protecting the tractor. Other firefighters from Lebanon soon arrived and supported the crew. Firefighters were on the scene approximately two hours made sure no fire had entered the roof members of the structure, cooled the vehicle and conducted an investigation. No firefighters were injured, but the homeowner was checked on scene by paramedics for smoke inhalation.

LFD responded with 21 personnel on four engines, two ALS ambulances, two water-tenders, one heavy rescue, one rehab unit for firefighters and two chief officers.

Lebanon firefighters would like to remind its residents to be cautious when charging batteries in vehicles and that batteries are maintained.