Crews battle six-acre Lebanon blaze


September 14, 2022

Multiple agencies battled a six-acre natural cover fire Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 7, on Brewster Road near the Grant Street bridge in east Lebanon.

The blaze was reported at 3:30 p.m. and included six acres of mixed grass, brush, and trees as well as homeless encampments along the South Santiam River.

According to the Lebanon Fire District, the incident commander, upon arriving at the scene, struck a second-alarm request for additional support. The Oregon Department of Forestry responded with a bulldozer to begin containment lines, and firefighters worked around its perimeter with hose lin...

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