Apartment Fire – Lebanon, NH
May 25, 2018, Lebanon, NH: At 1819 hours the Lebanon Fire Department was dispatched to an automatic fire alarm at 21 Tannery Lane. Upon arrival of Lebanon Engine 9 at 1823 hours the occupant reported a fire in the 2nd floor bathroom. Personnel entered the apartment and found water flowing from the buildings automatic fire sprinkler system. Upon further investigation personnel found a small fire in the 2nd floor bathroom contained by the sprinkler system. Personnel checked for fire extension and then performed salvage and overhaul operations to prevent water damage.
The fire was contained to the bathroom and was declared under control at 1832 hours. The fire unit moderate water damage and the electricity was shut off due to water in light fixtures and electrical outlets. The occupants were able to exit the apartment upon activation of the fire alarm and there were no injuries.
The cause of the fire was determined to be unattended incense left burning in the bathroom that dropped down into a small trash can. The bathroom suffered minor fire damage.
Due to the holiday weekend and the availability of clean-up contractors and an electrician, the occupants were not permitted to re-occupy the apartment. Two adults and three children were provided housing and assistance by representatives from the Red Cross.
Lebanon units cleared the scene and turned the property over to representatives from Twin Pine Housing Trust at 1931 hours.
Please contact Chief Christopoulos at the Lebanon Fire Department should you have any questions at (603) 448-8810.