Firefighters stop house fire in Park Street area

Lebanon firefighters stopped a fire in a kitchen early Saturday afternoon after receiving a report of a residential structure fire in the neighborhood of Park Street, according to a Lebanon Fire District statement.

Neighbors from across the street could smell smoke and saw smoke coming from a residence and called 911, while banging on the door. When LFD crews arrived they found light brown smoke coming from the eves and roof vents.

Firefighters used forcible entry to make access into the residence and when the door came open, the family’s pet Labrador retriever made a rapid escape.

Firefighters were able to quickly locate the fire in the kitchen and extinguish it. Firefighters then made access into the attic space to check for any fire extension, but only found residual smoke.

Nobody was home at the time of the fire and no pets or firefighters were hurt, but the family will be displaced until damage can be repaired.

The Lebanon Fire District responded with 19 personnel on one ladder truck, two engines, three ALS ambulances, one heavy rescue and three staff vehicles as well as a rehab vehicle for firefighters.

The Lebanon Police Department and Pacific Power assisted at the scene, and the Albany Fire Department provided backup while firefighters battled the blaze.