LFD Quells Mobile Home Fire, Stresses Heating Safety

Lebanon Fire District (LFD) responded to reports of a mobile home fire early Friday morning, April 5. The mobile home, located in the 3800 block of Weirich Drive, was located in a local mobile home park. 

According to a press release, upon arriving, LFD found heavy smoke coming from the roof area. The on-scene battalion chief (BC) began a 360-degree walkaround ,declaring a working fire as firefighters entered the home in an offensive fire attack. 

During the walkaround, the BC noticed fire from an exterior wall that was near the location of a wood burning stove on the inside of the structure. 

On entry, firefighters encountered heavy smoke and quickly called for a positive pressure fan and horizontal ventilation to help clear the structure. LFD also performed a quick search of the residence to find any occupants, as they made their way to the seat of the fire. 

Additional firefighters arriving were able to quickly extinguish the exterior fire, while crews on the inside of the residence worked at extinguishing the interior portion.

No life threatening injuries were reported. One firefighter was evaluated however, as they had a nail sticking into their hand. The Red Cross is currently assisting the occupants as they have been displaced due to damage.

LFD responded to this call with 18 personnel, one ladder truck, three engines, two medic units, one water-tender, one rehab unit for firefighters, three staff officers and the Lebanon Deputy Fire Marshal. Crews were on scene for approximately two and a half hours overhauling, removing residual smoke and investigating.

LFD was assisted at the scene by Pacific Power and Light, while Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District, and Albany Fire Department covered the city’s additional 911 calls. 

LFD would like to mention following safe home-heating instructions, making sure that wood stoves are properly installed, inspected and cared for. LFD would also like to remind residents of the importance of working smoke alarms as smoke alarms alerted these occupants. For assistance with smoke alarms in your home, contact the Fire and Life Safety Division at 541.451.1901.