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Firefighters from 6 FDs respond to Ore. storage unit fire

Mutual aid fire departments bought water tenders to the fire near Lebanon


Firefighters battle a fire in a self-storage unit near Lebanon, Ore.

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By Alex Powers
Albany Democrat-Herald

LEBANON, Ore. — Fire ignited in a self-storage compound near Lebanon on Wednesday, drawing emergency responders from at least six cities as crews appeared to struggle to keep water lines pressurized.

Someone called 911 around 7:30 p.m. on June 5 to report smoke over Storage Depot, on Highway 34 at the city’s western edge. Lebanon Fire District firefighters found flames and smoke billowing from a row of blue-painted rolling doors.

Lebanon firefighters quickly called in trucks and responders from neighboring departments, declaring the blaze a second-alarm structure fire.

By 8:45 p.m., crews were still cycling fire engines and tanker trucks called water tenders into the storage facilities from Albany, Brownsville, Lebanon, Scio, Sweet Home and Tangent.

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