LFD saves homes from fire

Lebanon firefighters saved homes on South Main Road from a fire that started in a tree and spread, threatening nearby residences, Lebanon Fire District reported.

At about 3:10 p.m.  Wednesday, July 5, LFD responded to a tree fire behind 2846 S Main Road in Lebanon.

When initial units arrived, they found a grass and brush fire in a ditch, threatening homes and burning fencing along with other materials. A first alarm was struck for additional manpower and apparatus.

Crews quickly knocked down the fire then spent an additional hour extinguishing hot spots and ensuring the fire was out. Damage to structures was limited to a “lean-to” on an adjacent property and no one was injured. Crews were on scene approximately two hours. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The Lebanon Fire District responded with 15 personnel on 10 apparatus.

Lebanon Fire reminds local residents that they should have defensible space around their property. By keeping vegetation trimmed back, removing dead and combustible yard debris from around your home, and keeping your plants “lean and green,” you can help reduce the spread of fire.