Multiple People Treated for Possible Smoke Inhalation Following Fire
Mutual Aid Called
At 1:55 a.m. this morning, the Lebanon Fire Department was dispatched to an automatic fire alarm at The Village at Crafts Hill Apartments, Pine Tree Lane. Upon arrival at 1:58 a.m., Lebanon Police personnel reported a fire in a 1st floor apartment and assisted with evacuating the four apartments in this section of the building. The assignment was upgraded to a 1st Alarm, bringing mutual aid from Hartford, Hanover, and Enfield. Upon arrival of West Lebanon Truck 2, personnel made entry into the fire apartment and found heavy fire in the kitchen area. The fire was quickly extinguished and personnel performed search operations to ensure that all occupants were accounted for.
Lebanon Fire Dept.
The fire was contained to the kitchen area and was declared under control at 2:39 a.m. The fire unit suffered heavy fire damage and the remaining apartments smoke damage.
Two children in the fire apartment were rescued by a resident of an adjacent building. According to the Lebanon Fire Department, some eight people were transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center by Lebanon, Hanover, and Enfield Ambulances for evaluation due to possible smoke inhalation.
The cause of the fire has not been determined and investigators returned to the scene at daybreak for further investigation.