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Fire in Vacant Lebanon Building Deemed Suspicious

In Lebanon, a fire in a vacant Hanover Street Extension building that happened early Saturday morning has been deemed suspicious by local authorities, prompting an investigation into its cause.

According to the Lebanon Fire Department, crews responded to the two-story former brick factory shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday morning to find heavy fire coming from the second story.

Crews doused the majority of the flames within 15 minutes, and had the fire under control shortly after 3:30 a.m.

Crews from neighboring Hanover and Hartford assisted Lebanon at the scene of the fire, which was deemed suspicious due to the building’s lack of utilities and an ignition source.

The owner of the building had agreed to board the building up and post no trespassing signs, according to the Valley News, but the work hadn’t been done by the time of the fire. No injuries were reported, and anyone with information into the blaze is encouraged to call the Lebanon Fire Department at (603) 448-8810.

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