On Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 2159 hours, the Lebanon Fire Departments received a report of a garage fire on Crafts Hill Road in West Lebanon. While responding units received an update that the garage was attached to the house and the assignment was upgraded to a full first alarm. On arrival Lebanon Car 1 reported an approximately 81’ x 32’ 2-story wood frame building with heavy fire visible on the second floor of an attached garage. Due to the remote location of the building first due fire apparatus deployed a defensive attacked and were able to knock the main body of the fire down. Secondary units deployed hose lines and were able to keep the fire from spreading further into the main portion of the home.
A second alarm assignment was requested for water supply and manpower. Water supply required a total hose lay distance of approximately 2600 feet. The fire was declared under control at 2341 hours and units remained on scene throughout the night for extensive overhaul and to check for hot spots.
Lebanon units were assisted by the Hanover, Plainfield, Enfield, NH and Hartford and Norwich, VT Fire Departments on scene. Canaan and Lyme Fire units provided station coverage.
The homeowner was able to exit the residence prior to the fire departments arrival and there were no injuries. The fire is not considered suspicious and under investigation by the Lebanon Fire Department and the New Hampshire State Fire Marshals Office.
Questions related to this press release can be directed to Chief Chris Christopoulos at the Lebanon Fire Department at 603-448-8810.
Press Release authorized by:
Chief Chris Christopoulos, Jr., Fire Chief