Residents displaced after fire at Lebanon senior apartment complex

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A fire at the Willows Senior Apartments in Lebanon has been put out after crews responded

According to City of Lebanon Bureau of Fire Commissioner Duane Trautman, crews were notified of the fire just before 1 pm Tuesday.

The third alarm fire broke out at the Willows Senior Apartments in the City of Lebanon, at 609 N. 12 St.

According to Trautman, the fire started in or around an electrical outlet on a second story apartment balcony.

Lebanon Mayor Sherry Capello thanked first responders for their response to the incident.

“I want to just commend; we talk about heroes, our firefighters and our police officers but today we really have to give an extra shout out to the police department. While on patrol an officer noticed the fire and took immediate action… it could definitely have been a lot worse.”

Three transport buses from Lebanon Transit helped move residents from the complex to air conditioned locations.

One resident was take to a local hospital for minor treatment and evaluation and one firefighters was seen by EMS.

Only one apartment sustained fire damage, but other parts of the complex have severe weather and smoke damage. Both are expected to be okay.

44 patients were transported to the nearby Salvation Army. 23 had a private vehicle transport them, and 32 residents were not home at the time of the fire but are accounted for.

There are about 90 apartments at the Willows Senior Apartment complex.

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