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Officials investigating fire that caused explosions in Lebanon

Officials said the blaze was brought under control in about an hour.

Posted: Feb. 19, 2019 3:54 PM
Updated: Feb. 19, 2019 3:58 PM

LEBANON, Ore. -- Lebanon fire officials are investigating a fire that caused explosions at a large shop Tuesday morning.

Fire crews responded at 8:26 a.m. to the fire at Lebanon's Aerostar towing yard building at 1046 F Street and requested assistance from units in neighboring fire districts. Firefighters worked to prevent the flames from spreading to a nearby office building.

Lebanon Fire District officials said the explosions that were heard were due to the acetylene, propane and gas tanks stored on site.

Using a ladder truck, crews managed to knock down much of the fire. Officials said the blaze was brought under control in about an hour and was contained to the shop. The last unit left the scene at 10:32 a.m.

No injuries were reported, and the cause is unknown at this time.

In total 27 firefighters were on the scene.

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