LEBANON — A four-alarm fire in Lebanon destroyed a barn and damaged the adjacent two-story home but there were no reports of injuries.

The fire was reported at 491 Lebanon Road just after midnight Friday, according to the Lebanon Fire Department’s Facebook page.

Fire officials summoned additional tankers because the home was four miles from the nearest hydrant, the department said.

The first unit was on scene in 10 minutes but it was 20 minutes before the first engine could get there. The barn was already on the ground but firefighters were able to get into the house and make an interior attack, bringing the fire under control in about 30 minutes, the department said.

Crews stayed at the scene until 6:45 a.m. extinguishing hot spots that threatened to flare up.

Sgt. Joel Davis of the State Fire Marshal’s Office, which investigated the fire, said there was too much damage to determine the cause of the fire but there is no reason to think it wasn’t accidental.

He said the residents who were home at the time got out safely but were unable to shed light on the cause.


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