Lebanon Firefighters Battle Early Morning Blaze

Photo provided by Lebanon Fire District – Flames pour from a window during an early morning fire on Dodge St. in Lebanon, Thursday.

A fire broke out in a two-story building in Lebanon early Thursday morning, prompting a swift response from multiple fire departments, officials said.

The Lebanon Fire District reported that the blaze occurred near Dodge and Main streets around 4:17 a.m. on March 14, 2024. Firefighters arriving at the scene encountered flames erupting from the second-story window of the structure.

After ensuring that no one was inside, firefighters shifted to a defensive strategy to combat the fire, citing the building’s compromised structural integrity and various extensions. The operation to extinguish the fire lasted approximately two hours.

To tackle the fire, the Lebanon Fire District deployed eight pieces of apparatus and 14 personnel. Assistance came from the Albany and Sweet Home fire departments in fighting the flames, while crews from the Brownsville and Tangent fire departments were called in to provide additional support within the Lebanon Fire District.

Officials took the opportunity to underscore the critical role of working smoke alarms in home safety. The Lebanon Fire District encourages residents to reach out to their Fire & Life Safety Division at (541) 451-1901 for smoke alarm assistance.