The Lebanon Fire Chief says the two calls his firefighters took to the same address Saturday afternoon is “just one of those goofy coincidences.”
There were no injuries for either fire.
Early Saturday afternoon, Lebanon Fire Department was called to 11342 Emerald Mound Grange Road for a brush fire.
“We put about two gallons of water on it,” Chief Matthew Berberich said. The brush fire was “a controlled burn that got out of control a little bit.”
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About three hours later, a farmer driving along Emerald Mound Grange Road saw a shed on fire at the same address. He called one of Lebanon’s firefighters, who then called 911 at about 5:30 p.m.
The Lebanon Emerald Mound Volunteer firefighters then returned to the address to find an “active shed” fire, which was quickly put out, Barberich said. The residents were not home at the time of the second fire, he added.
The fire within the tin building, about a 30-by-20-foot tool shop that also had garden equipment, was quickly put out with help from Sugar Creek and Trenton.
Barberich reiterated that the fires appeared unrelated.
“The second time, the fire originated inside the building,” he said. “It looks like it originated from the power box.”
The brush fire was on the opposite side of where the building’s fire appears to have started, he said.
Fire indicators in the shed were “all around the power box,” he said.