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Sodaville Area Home Destroyed By Fire (Photo) - 01/15/17

A fire which started on the rear porch of a Sodaville manufactured home quickly spread to the entire structure and left the occupants with the total loss of their home. Multiple callers reported the fire at 30245 Townsend Road at 2:23 p.m. and responding fire crews could see a large column of smoke while traveling to the scene. The Battalion Chief called for a second alarm to bring more firefighters and water to the scene while en route, and the Albany Fire Department responded by sending a water tender.
First arriving LFD units described a manufactured home fully engulfed in flames and two occupants safely outside the home watching it burn. According to a resident, she was in a bedroom of the home and noticed smoke coming into her room around the closed bedroom door. She opened the door to see smoke throughout the house and fire burning on the back porch. She alerted her father in law who was also in a bedroom and the two escaped the house along with their dog. There were no working smoke detectors in the home.
Interviews with the occupants have led fire investigators to believe the fire was caused by smoker's carelessness as moments before the fire one resident had been on the back porch smoking a cigarette which was discarded into an ashtray and then into a plastic paint bucket filled with discarded cigarette butts and other debris. Investigators believe that the cigarette was not properly extinguished, which resulted in a fire in the bucket which then quickly spread through the enclosed porch and into the home.
Firefighters remind smokers to use extreme caution with discarded cigarettes and to avoid disposing of matches or butts inside of structures. Additionally, firefighters stress the extreme importance of having multiple working smoke detectors on all levels of your home. For more information on home fire safety contact the Lebanon Fire District at 541-451-1901.

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LFD, State HAZMAT Team Respond To Lebanon Fuel Spill (Photo) - 01/15/17

A gasoline tanker filling holding tanks at the Park Street Chevron station experienced an uncontrolled fuel release at approximately 8:00am Sunday morning. The problem is believed to be associated with a malfunctioning valve or vapor return mechanism. The Lebanon Fire District reposted and discovered approximately 30 gallons of gasoline had been lost onto the property. Crews quickly contained the spill using booms and absorbent to prevent it from entering the sanitary sewer system. The Regional HAZMAT team of the State Fire Marshals Office was activated and responded from Albany with members of the Albany Fire Department to assist LFD with the hazard mitigation. Crews worked to disconnect the fill line from the truck while preventing further release of product. Units cleared the scene at 10:20 am,

***HD video of this and other LFD incidents is available on the LFD YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjTxDBuPbD3DPAybCkCgEvg ***

Photos available on the LFD Facebook page.

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Fire And Ice: Lebanon Battles Both At Early Morning Two-Alarm Fire (Photo) - 01/08/17

There is no such thing as a "Snow Day" for emergency service personnel. While most of Lebanon is spending this weekend hunkered down with a warm drink or playing in the new fallen snow, it's business as usual for the firefighters and paramedics of the Lebanon Fire District. This morning LFD crews found themselves on thin ice, literally, as they made their way across town to a reported house fire at 301 Wheeler Street. The poor weather conditions slowed the fire district response, as extra caution is taken to avoid any kind of motor vehicle accident, but once on scene firefighters quickly located and extinguished a room and contents fire which had spread into the attic space of the two-story home. The majority of the items in the room of origin were destroyed by flames and smoke, but the rest of the house suffered only minor smoke damage. Two adults and two children were home at the time of the fire, which was dispatched at 4:55 am, and were awakened by their smoke detector. They quickly called 911 while exiting the structure and units from LFD were on scene at 5:01 am.
"That is exactly what we want people to do in the event of a fire inside of their home." said LFD Division Chief Jason Bolen who oversees the departments Fire and Life Safety Division. "If you wake up to a smoke alarm sounding, grab your family members, get out of the house and most importantly, stay out. Don't try to go back inside to retrieve pets or valuables." The fire district urges people to sleep with their bedroom doors closed rather than leaving them open for the night. "A closed door can create a safe space from the fire and the smoke for you or your family members." he said. "This safe space can give you the extra few minutes of protection that you may need to be rescued by firefighters and could be the difference between life and death or serious injury."
Once the initial responders arrived on scene and no other units were responding, a second alarm was called for additional personnel from neighboring departments to assist with the fire and to cover the fire district. Two units and six personnel responded from the Albany Fire Department and 1 unit with four personnel responded from the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District. The Lebanon Fire District responded seven units with 13 personnel.
When extreme cold weather hits like it has over the past week, firefighters expect to see an uptick in fire activity. Officials say this is due to a number of factors but most notably an increase in the use of space heaters, an increase in the use of wood stoves, and an overall increase in the electrical load of the house which when coupled with an old or improperly installed electrical system can lead to system failure and fire. Investigators will return to the Wheeler Street house on Monday to conduct an investigation and attempt to determine the cause of the blaze.
The Lebanon Fire District prepares to respond in cold weather by taking extra safety precautions designed to protect both the public and fire district personnel. Medic units and fire engines are chained up and prepared for icy roadways, and each vehicle carries ice melt to be deployed at the scene as needed. Additionally, a slower, more deliberate response ensures that responders arrive at the scene safely. There were a few firefighter slips and spills at this morning's fire scene as Wheeler Street was covered by a solid sheet of ice and footing around the vehicles was extremely slick. There were no reported injuries, however, to fire personnel or civilians.
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Propane Heater Ignites Lebanon House Fire; Sends Man To Hospital - 01/06/17

A propane heater being used inside of a home is the suspected cause of a fire that which destroyed a single-wide mobile home at 30005 Fairview Road in Lebanon and sent one man to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis with non-life threatening injuries. The 7:58 a.m. call brought ten units and sixteen personnel from the Lebanon Fire District who were on scene at 8:05 a.m. First arriving units described the home as fully involved with fire and began efforts to protect nearby unburned exposures from being ignited from the intense radiant heat.
Preliminary reports indicate that an occupant was using a propane heater in a bedroom which caught a blanket on fire and quickly spread to a mattress. The occupant attempted to drag the mattress from the home but only spread fire throughout the house and received burns to his body in the process. A passerby saw smoke billowing from the home and called 911 to report the fire.
Initial fire suppression efforts were hampered by a live power line which had burned through and fallen across the driveway, creating a barrier between fire personnel and the blaze. Firefighters were forced to make alternative access to the structure which delayed getting water on the fire. Early on during the incident water was in short supply as there are no hydrants in the immediate area and fire engines only carry 750 gallons of water which lasts roughly 4-5 minutes. Lebanon relied on volunteer personnel to respond with water tenders carrying upwards of 2,000 gallons each to set up portable water tanks at the scene for fire engines to draft from.
The fire was contained at 8:42 a.m. and crews remained on scene throughout the morning mopping up hot spots. A second alarm was called for both additional manpower and water, bringing two units and five personnel from the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District as well as one unit and four personnel from the Albany Fire Department. In all, 13 units and 25 personnel were involved. Lebanon continued to stay busy during the fire as well, handling 4 medical emergencies with on duty crews, off-duty callback personnel, and Medic 71, the medic unit shared by Lebanon, Albany, and Tangent Fire Districts.
The Lebanon Fire District would like to stress that propane heaters or appliances should never be used inside of your home. Propane heaters produce carbon monoxide which is odorless and displaces oxygen within confined spaces, leading to death. In addition, space heaters should never be left unattended and should only be used in open spaces, away from combustibles. Any space heater used inside of a structure should be UL listed and plugged directly into an outlet, never into an extension cord or power tap (strip) as the large electric draw from space heaters can overload these cords and lead to fire. For more information on home fire safety contact the Lebanon Fire District at 541-451-1901 or visit their website at www.lebanonfire.org.

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Propane Heater Ignites Lebanon House Fire; Sends Man To Hospital - 01/06/17

A propane heater being used inside of a home is the suspected cause of a fire that which destroyed a single-wide mobile home at 30005 Fairview Road in Lebanon and sent one man to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis with non-life threatening injuries. The 7:58 a.m. call brought ten units and sixteen personnel from the Lebanon Fire District who were on scene at 8:05 a.m. First arriving units described the home as fully involved with fire and began efforts to protect nearby unburned exposures from being ignited from the intense radiant heat.
Preliminary reports indicate that an occupant was using a propane heater in a bedroom which caught a blanket on fire and quickly spread to a mattress. The occupant attempted to drag the mattress from the home but only spread fire throughout the house and received burns to his body in the process. A passerby saw smoke billowing from the home and called 911 to report the fire.
Initial fire suppression efforts were hampered by a live power line which had burned through and fallen across the driveway, creating a barrier between fire personnel and the blaze. Firefighters were forced to make alternative access to the structure which delayed getting water on the fire. Early on during the incident water was in short supply as there are no hydrants in the immediate area and fire engines only carry 750 gallons of water which lasts roughly 4-5 minutes. Lebanon relied on volunteer personnel to respond with water tenders carrying upwards of 2,000 gallons each to set up portable water tanks at the scene for fire engines to draft from.
The fire was contained at 8:42 a.m. and crews remained on scene throughout the morning mopping up hot spots. A second alarm was called for both additional manpower and water, bringing two units and five personnel from the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District as well as one unit and four personnel from the Albany Fire Department. In all, 13 units and 25 personnel were involved. Lebanon continued to stay busy during the fire as well, handling 4 medical emergencies with on duty crews, off-duty callback personnel, and Medic 71, the medic unit shared by Lebanon, Albany, and Tangent Fire Districts.
The Lebanon Fire District would like to stress that propane heaters or appliances should never be used inside of your home. Propane heaters produce carbon monoxide which is odorless and displaces oxygen within confined spaces, leading to death. In addition, space heaters should never be left unattended and should only be used in open spaces, away from combustibles. Any space heater used inside of a structure should be UL listed and plugged directly into an outlet, never into an extension cord or power tap (strip) as the large electric draw from space heaters can overload these cords and lead to fire. For more information on home fire safety contact the Lebanon Fire District at 541-451-1901 or visit their website at www.lebanonfire.org.

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Quick Knock Down Saves Lebanon House From Fire (Photo) - 01/04/17

A late night fire which spilled from a fireplace onto a combustible hearth began to ignite a family's living room on 7th Street in Waterloo on Wednesday morning, but a rapid response and fire attack by first arriving Lebanon Fire District units quickly controlled the blaze and prevented further damage. Ten Lebanon Fire District apparatus and eighteen firefighters responded to the early morning blaze which was reported at 11:24 pm. Units from the Oak Street fire station were on scene at 11:37 pm and the fire was under control in under 10 minutes. While the Cheadle Lake fire station is much closer to the affected home, it's 2-person crew was unavailable to respond as they were already handling a medical call at the time of the fire.

The home, located on 7th Street in Waterloo, was occupied at the time of the fire by two adults and their twin infants, along with three family dogs. The family members were able to escape the fire and smoke, and firefighters rescued the dogs from the structure, all of whom were unharmed. A second alarm was requested by the Incident Commander for water and manpower, as the fire was located far from any fire hydrants and LFD was short one crew of firefighters from the Cheadle Lake station. Five units with fifteen personnel responded from the Albany, Brownsville, Scio, and Sweet Home fire departments.

LFD Battalion Chief Ron Danielson described the cause of the fire as stemming from the combination of a fireplace with no ash lip to prevent hot coals from rolling out of the fire box with the presence of a hearth made out of wood, which is a combustible material. Around 11:20 pm the resident saw an orange glow coming from beneath the hearth and realized that the hearth and the floor below it were on fire. Firefighters believe that hot embers from the fireplace rolled out of the fireplace and ignited the hearth, eventually burning down to the flooring beneath the hearth.

Once firefighters extinguished the fire, they worked to overhaul the area to ensure that the fire was completely out. Overhaul is a process used by firefighters to remove structural materials around the fire area, in this case flooring and wall material, to ensure that there are no hidden areas of fire which could potentially rekindle hours later and cause more damage. A thermal imaging camera which uses a screen displaying infrared heat was also used to confirm that no hot spots remained.

The family was displaced from the home this morning and the Lebanon Fire District made arrangements for them to stay the night at the Best Western Premier Boulder Falls Inn on Mullins Drive using money from LFCAIRS, the non-profit Lebanon Fire Community Assistance and Initial Relief Services group. Damages were estimated at roughly $7,000 to the home and contents.

The home did not have a working smoke detector, and the Lebanon Fire District would like to take this opportunity to encourage all citizens to ensure that they have the proper number and location of smoke detectors in their home and that those detectors are in working order. For more information on smoke detectors or home fire safety contact the Lebanon Fire District at 541-451-1901 or visit their website at www.lebanonfire.org.

For HD Video from this and other Lebanon Fire District incidents please visit our YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjTxDBuPbD3DPAybCkCgEvg

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Lebanon Firefighters Rescue Man From Hotel Pond - 12/30/16

Rescue swimmers and firefighters from the Lebanon Fire District pulled a man from the pond at the Best Western Premier Boulder Falls Inn on Friday morning. According to witnesses, the man and his wife had eaten breakfast at the hotel on Mullins Drive in Lebanon where they had spent the night and decided to walk out to the hotel's Japanese garden for a visit before checking out of their room. In the early morning hours, it was still dark, and the man missed a step down from the gazebo, stumbled, and fell head first into the 42-degree water. The man quickly became incapacitated from the cold water and was unable to swim to the edge of the pond. He drifted to the center of the pond which ranges up to 5+ feet in depth.

The victim's wife ran inside to the hotel front desk. 911 was called and a hotel manager ran to the pond to assist the victim. The manager entered the pond and was able to reach the man and help him to a rocky outcrop in the pond but the victim was overcome by hypothermia and could not stand or climb up the rocky shore.

Firefighter/paramedics arrived on scene and immediately called for additional resources to assist with the rescue. An engine company and heavy rescue unit with trained water rescue personnel was dispatched along with a chief officer. LFD rescue swimmers entered the water in protective dry suits, helmets, and personal floatation devices to assess the victim's condition and determined him to be in a significant state of hypothermia. Rescuers assisted the victim from the bank of the pond to a waiting medic unit.

Hypothermia can cause confusion, loss of coordination, and loss of consciousness when the bodies core temperature falls below 95 degrees Fahrenheit. LFD Division Chief Jason Bolen explains the need for the response of rescue swimmers: "Any time we encounter an emergency in or near a water source, no matter how safe it may seem at the moment, our policies direct us to call for additional resources and safety equipment to protect our firefighters and the victim. Water rescues and assists, especially in cold water, can be extremely dangerous and labor intensive. We will always err on the side of safety to protect our citizens and our rescuers to the highest degree."

The victim was transported by ambulance to the Lebanon Community Hospital emergency department for evaluation and treatment. Nine personnel and four units responded to the call. There were no firefighter injuries.

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Lebanon Firefighters Respond to Shop Fire (Photo) - 12/21/16

Last night at approximately 8:30pm Lebanon Fire District was dispatched for a report of a structure fire at 315 Sturdevant Rd. A neighbor noticed the fire and alerted the residents that their shop was on fire. Lebanon firefighters arrived to an approximately 60 x 40 shop with heavy fire evolvement. Firefighters quickly deployed hand lines to protect exposures. Firefighters were able to prevent the fire from spreading into the resident's home located on the west side of the structure about fifteen feet away from the fully involved shop. Crews on scene also assisted the property owner with getting two camper trailers pulled away from the shop. Because of the remote rural setting the Incident Commander set up a rural water supply because water had to be brought in by water tenders. Due to the size of the structure and multiple exposures the Incident commander upgraded the fire to a Second Alarm. Lebanon was assisted by Albany, Brownsville, Scio, Sweet home and Tangent fire fighters. There was a total of 34 firefighters and 15 apparatus on scene. The fire was brought under control at approximately 9:30pm.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation but early indications point to an unattended wood stove located in the shop. Damage to the shop, contents to the shop and the exposures was estimated at a value of $90,500.

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