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North River fire spreads from shop to home, destroys both


March 13, 2019

FIREFIGHTERS work at the scene of a blaze that destroyed a North River Road shop and home on March 6.

Fire destroyed a North River Road shop and home March 6.

Firefighters responded to a report of a fire at 41875 North River Drive at 3:44 a.m. to find a fully involved 25-by-40-foot shop, said Randy Whitfield, Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District battalion chief. The fire was in close proximity, within 3 feet, of a 1,400-square-foot house.

The fire had already extended into the house, and a neighbor's shop was exposed, Whitfield said. That's when he called a second alarm.

Lebanon responded with an engine, a battalion chief's rig, a pumper tender and a water tender, joining a local engine...

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