LFD responds to smoke-filled attic

Lebanon Fire District was dispatched for a structure fire on east Rose Street on Feb. 4 at 6:51 p.m. Initial reports stated there was the smell of smoke in the house and the attic was full of smoke.

Battalion Chief 31 arrived on scene and found light smoke coming from the eves of the house. The first arriving truck made an offensive attack utilizing their thermal imaging camera to pinpoint the exact location of the fire. The crews were able to throw salvage tarps to help protect the homeowner’s belongings and open the ceiling in the room of origin. The fire was extinguished quickly with minimal damage to the home. Once the fire was out and the smoke was cleared, the homeowners were able to grab belongings and stay with family for the night. The cause of the fire was determined to be old knob and tube wiring that has failed.