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1st Alarm motorhome Fire Near Lebanon
The Oregon Herald Staff
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LEBANON, Oregon - Lebanon Fire District crews responded to a reported car fire in the Rife’s Home Furniture parking lot just after shift change this morning, initial reports from 911 center stated that a motorhome was on fire. Before arrival of the Incident Commander a second Engine was dispatched to help mitigate the scene. When the Incident Commander arrived, he found a mid-sized motorhome with heavy fire from the rear and into the living space. The IC immediately upgraded to a 1st Alarm calling in additional recourses to help cover the rest of the district. The first arriving apparatus was Truck 31 which stretched a 4” supply line across Airport road from the fire hydrant blocking traffic and shutting down the street.

Lebanon Police Department arrived and assisted with traffic control to stop vehicles from running over the hose. Truck 31 began an attack of the blaze with its crew and the second engine with the help from the Districts medic unit crew assisted. A man walking through the parking lot stated to the IC that someone had just left the motorhome prior to fire and that he believed that there may be a dog inside. Crews did a primary search of the motorhome after the blaze was under control and found the vehicle vacated. Crews were on scene about one hour extinguishing hot spots and cleaning debris from around motorhome. Lebanon Public works was notified due to water and foam run off into area storm drain.

The Lebanon Fire District would like to remind all people, that when you see fire hose across a street not to run it over. Running over fire hose not only damages the hose, but could possibly cut off vital water supply to crews inside or outside a structure putting them at risk for injury. No injuries were reported to either fire crews or civilians.

Lebanon Fire District was assisted by the Lebanon Police Department and City Public Works. Lebanon Fire responded with a total of 10 fire personnel. 4 on Truck 31, 3 on Engine 34, 2 on Reserve Medic 31 and a Chief officer.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation and anyone with information can contact the number below.