Campfire comes back to life, sets Lebanon property on fire

LEBANON, Ore. - Three buckets of water Monday night apparently weren't enough to put a campfire dead out.

As temperatures warmed Tuesday, the fire flared up - and embers ignited nearby vegeation, burning a motor home, camp trailer and a utility trailer at the base of Peterson Butte, the Lebanon Fire District said.

Firefighters got the call just after 3 p.m. They arrived on Polly Farm Lane to find about 1/3 of an acre of gass on fire, along with the structures.

With the fire moving uphill towards brush and timber, firefighters sounded a 2nd alarm. That summoned help from Albany Fire, Brownsville Fire, Tangent Fire and the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Crews were able to control the fire just before it reached the thick brush on the butte.

The camp trailer and motor home were total losses. The utility trailer received minor damage.