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Sweet Home Fire District assists fire in Lebanon

The Lebanon Fire District was dispatched to a large natural cover fire on Brewster Road near the Grant Street bridge on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at approximately 3:30 p.m. First responding crews found approximately six acres of mixed grass, brush and tree fire, as well as homeless encampments, along the river. Upon arrival, the incident commander immediately struck a second-alarm request for additional support resources.

Within 10 minutes, the LFD was assisted by the Oregon Department of Forestry, which brought a bulldozer to begin digging containment lines around the fire. Firefighters worked a...

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