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LFD responds to possible fire caused by dryer

Lebanon Fire District firefighters responded to an apartment fire in the Sandridge Court apartments late Monday evening, May 29. Reports indicated the possibility of a dryer on fire in a single apartment on the first floor. Firefighters arrived to find light smoke coming from an exhaust vent and smoke inside the apartment. They were able to locate the fire in a bathroom and extinguish it quickly, while additional crews evacuated residents from other apartments attached to the three-story complex.

Firefighters were on scene for approximately one hour checking for any extension or hotspots. No injuries were reported to the residents or firefighters, but the family has been temporarily displaced due to minor smoke damage. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Photo courtesy of Corbin Henderson

LFD responded with 19 personnel on three engines, one ladder truck, one heavy rescue, one pumper-tender, one ALS medic unit, one rehab unit for firefighters and two chief officers. Lebanon Fire was assisted by Albany Fire Department with an engine and medic unit to cover additional calls for our citizens.

LFD extended a reminder to residents of the importance of working smoke alarms. For assistance with smoke alarms in your home, contact the Fire & Life Safety Division at (541) 451-1901.