Lebanon firefighters battle two-alarm house fire; Lacomb Grocery store Saved


An early-morning house fire at 34076 East Lacomb Road displaced a family and destroyed their single-wide mobile home early Wednesday morning, Sept. 26.

The first crews to arrive, at 12:46 a.m., reported heavy fire from the front of the structure with impingement on the Lacomb Grocery store next door. Flames had extended to a rear storage area of the store and were working their way into the main structure when crews arrived.

Initial crews immediately called for a second alarm, bringing additional resources from the Albany, Scio and Sweet Home fire districts to assist with the blaze. Firefighters deployed large hose streams to combat the heavy fire and prevent it from further advancing on the Lacomb Grocery building while simultaneously working on the mobile home fire to extinguish it completely.

Live power lines overhead prevented crews from working on one side of the mobile home until a Pacific Power worker was able to disconnect the feed. The fire was under control in about 90 minutes and crews remained on scene another 90 minutes for salvage and overhaul.

The occupants of the home had left to deliver newspapers less than an hour before the fire broke out. One cat is believed to have died in the fire but there were no civilian or firefighter injuries, according to LFD.

Crews remained on scene throughout the night to maintain scene security and the Lebanon Fire Investigation Team began a search later in the

morning into the origin and cause of the fire.