Officials climbed electric fence to work grass fire

No injuries resulted from the fire

Lebanon firefighter finishes putting out a field fire. September 11, 2016 (Lebanon Fire Department)

LEBANON, Ore. (KOIN) — Lebanon firefighters had to climb an electric fence in order to contain a grass fire on Saturday afternoon.

At 2:18 p.m., the Lebanon Fire District was called to the 32000 block of Hidden Valley Road to put out a grass fire in a field with cattle present. The fire was moving into nearby brush and trees when fire officials were called.

An electric fence around the field made it difficult for their engines to get in, so crews had to climb the fence with their hoses to get at the grass fire, according to the Lebanon Fire District.

After an hour, crews had everything contained. No injuries were reported, and none of the nearby buildings were damaged as a result of the fire.

The grass fire is thought to have been caused by a lawnmower used earlier on Saturday afternoon, officials said.


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