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UPDATE: Firefighters battle Hartsville Pike blaze

Jared Felkins jfelkins@lebanondemocrat.com • Updated Mar 16, 2014 at 11:58 PM

Lebanon firefighters fought a home fire at 506 Hartsville Pike on Saturday and managed to save half of it.

According to dispatch, the call came in at 9:32 a.m. with reports of someone still inside the home. Firefighters were on the scene within three minutes and confirmed no one was in the home.

Assistant fire Chief Jason Baird said firefighters were met with heavy smoke but were able to contain the fire to half the home. He said the attic also suffered some fire damage.

“They made a really good stop on it,” Baird said. “With them arriving so fast, they were able to keep it contained to one side of the house. They did a really good job.

“On the outside, you wouldn’t know there was a fire here. Structurally there wasn’t very much damage at all.”

Baird said it’s believed the fire started in a bedroom.

Wilson Emergency Management Agency firefighters and paramedics also assisted.

Hartsville Pike was shut down at the 500 block for about two hours. 

Baird said after an investigation, the fire appeared to start in an area around a wall heater. He said the homeowner was also taken by private vehicle to the hospital to be treated for burns on her arms. 

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