Fire displaces Lebanon family

A Lebanon family was displaced by fire Thursday afternoon.

Thick smoke billowed from a two-story home on N. Partridge Street. Firefighters scrambled to attack the flames, but in a matter of moments the blaze destroyed Fransuas Sandobar's belongings, possessions, and memories.

“I have no place to stay. I have nothing,” Sandobar said.

Officials said no one was home when the fire started around 1:30 p.m., which was fortunate, because Duane Troutman of Lebanon Public Safety said just getting to the home was a challenge.

The ongoing 9th Street bridge project blocked several side streets that access N. Partridge, and nearby demolition and a few passing trains stood in the way of fire trucks making their way to the burning home.

Once crews managed to tackle the flames, it was contained within an hour. For Sandobar, the initial shock left her speechless.

“It's not a good feeling, trust me,” she said. “It's the most horrible thing I have ever seen.”

The Red Cross is helping the family with temporary housing and food. Fire officials are still investigating the cause.

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