“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.”
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 Department, Eldridge Fire And Rescue Dept, Sleeper/Stoutland Fire Department, Conway Volunteer Fire Department, Hazelgreen Fire Protection District and Tri-County Fire Protection District