“Heavy smoke could be seen for miles, as crews were responding.”

 

LACLEDE COUNTY, Missouri (PRESS RELEASE)- On Sunday, the Lebanon Rural Fire Department says they  dispatched at 8:14 pm to a first alarm residential fire  on North Hwy 5. “Heavy smoke could be seen for miles, as crews were responding.”

Courtesy, Lebanon Rural Fire Protection District

 

A working fire was confirmed and additional tanker support was requested from Sleeper/Stoutland Fire and Eldridge Fire, the agency said. Chief Pitts says he arrived on scene to find a large garage containing numerous vehicles and farm equipment well-involved with fire extending into a nearby camper and into the woods endangering several other nearby vehicles.

Crews quickly began fire attack to protect the exposures. Unfortunately the building and camper were a total lost, but crews managed to save the nearby vehicles. Personnel remained on scene approximately 3 hours extinguishing the fire and checking for hot spots. Lebanon Rural says they were assisted on scene by Lebanon Fire DepartmentEldridge Fire And Rescue DeptSleeper/Stoutland Fire DepartmentConway Volunteer Fire DepartmentHazelgreen Fire Protection District and Tri-County Fire Protection District