Lebanon Fire Dept. Called to Roof Fire at Timken Aerospace
Hanover, Hartford Depts. Assist
At 12:13 p.m., the Lebanon Fire Department was dispatched to an automatic fire alarm at 336 Mechanic Street, Timken Aerospace. On arrival of Lebanon Car 1 at 12:19 p.m., plant personnel reported a fire on the roof near the rear of the building. The alarm assignment was upgraded to a 1st Alarm, bringing off-duty Lebanon personnel and the Hanover and Hartford Fire Departments to the scene.
Upon further investigation, personnel found a fire between the roofing materials near an exhaust pipe. The fire was quickly extinguished and personnel performed overhaul operations to ensure that the area was completely extinguished. Plant personnel assisted with securing the propane furnace directly below the burnt area.
The fire was declared under control at 12:41 p.m. and contained to the area around the exhaust pipe; there were no injuries.
The cause of the fire was determined to be a malfunctioning vent pipe which allowed heat to transfer and smolder within the wooden roof deck over time.
Lebanon units cleared the scene and turned the property over to Timken representatives at 1:13 p.m., said Lebanon Fire Chief Chris Christopoulos.