Lebanon Fire responds to mobile home fire

The Lebanon Fire District responded to a report of a single-wide mobile home fire with flames showing in the 2700 block of S. Main Street on Sunday, Jan. 15, at approximately 7:08 p.m.

On arrival, the battalion chief noticed smoke and flames coming from the kitchen window.

Firefighters arrived on the scene about five minutes after the initial dispatch and entered the home to search for occupants and extinguish the fire. No occupants were found inside the home and the fire was determined to be knocked down at 7:19 p.m. Firefighters remained on the scene to check for fire extension and investigate the cause of the fire for another two hours.

Traffic had to be diverted around the intersection of Market and S. Main Street because the street was blocked by the fire hose attached to the hydrant. LFD would like to remind drivers they should never attempt to drive over a fire hose in a roadway.

It appears the fire was caused by an electrical short in the kitchen. The homeowners were not home at the time of the fire and a passerby notified the fire department of the flames in the window.

Twenty-one firefighters responded to the scene on one fire truck, three fire engines, two medic units, two chief vehicles and one brush rig. Lebanon Police Department assisted with traffic control.

LFD would like to stress the importance of having working smoke alarms in homes and apartments.  If you need help with your smoke alarm, please contact the Fire and Life Safety Office at (541) 451-1901.