Fire destroys shop in Lebanon

The Lebanon Fire District responded Tuesday morning, Feb. 19, to the report of a structure fire at 1046 F Street in Lebanon.

According to an LFD report, crews arrived on scene around 8:30 a.m. to find a large shop fully involved. The initial incident commander called for a second alarm to request additional units from neighboring fire districts. Crews immediately began extinguishment efforts. Exposure control hose lines were set up to stop the spread of fire into an office building approximately five feet away.

Explosions, caused by stored acetylene, propane and gas tanks, could be heard. Numerous cars and a forklift were parked outside of the building.

A ladder truck was used to knock down a bulk of the fire and allowed crews to get a quick knockdown. The fire was brought under control in approximately one hour.

The fire was contained to the building of origin. The district responded with five engines, a ladder truck, medic unit, and four staff vehicles. A total of 27 firefighters were on scene. Albany, Sweet Home and Scio fire departments provided coverage for the city during the blaze. No injuries were reported during the incident. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Photos courtesy of Lebanon Fire District