Lebanon crews tackle three fires in six-plus-hour period


June 28, 2023

Courtesy of Lebanon Fire District

Crews mop up at the scene of a brush fire Tuesday evening, June 27, in the 1400 block of Grant St. in Lebanon. It was the first of three fires reported in a roughly six-hour period.

Weary Lebanon Fire District crews more than earned their keep Tuesday and Wednesday, June 27-28, battling three fires around the city during a roughly six-hour period.

The excitement began shortly before 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, when personnel responded to a half-acre brush fire in the 1400 block of Grant St. According to the LFD, it started in thick brush and tall grass, making attempts to extinguish it difficult. So the on-scene battalion chief switched tactics and tackled it with fire. Crews used drip torches to consume the unburned fuels that surrounded the existing conflagration on the prope...

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