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Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2013 2:37 pm | Updated: 2:42 pm, Mon Feb 18, 2013.

LEBANON – A man was pulled from a burning vehicle by his wife early this morning in Lebanon.

According to Jason Cole, Lebanon Rescue Department assistant chief, the Lebanon rescue and fire were dispatched to Tobacco Road in South Lebanon for a reported vehicle fire. The first call came in at 4:28 a.m. on Thursday.

When emergency crews arrived on scene about 17 minutes after the initial call, Cole said, they located two vehicles on fire. Rescue crews were advised of a male that had been pulled from one of the vehicles.

A male reported that he was sleeping in a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer when his wife pulled him from the vehicle on fire. He was not responsive initially when pulled from the vehicle by his wife, said Cole. The male was evaluated for smoke inhalation by Lebanon Rescue Department but refused transport to the hospital. Cole said the man reported the vehicle was not running at the time of the fire.

Lebanon and Rochester, N.H., fire crews quickly extinguished the two vehicles that were on fire.

The York County Sheriff’s Office and Maine State Police responded to the incident. The state police called the Maine State Fire Marshal's Office to investigate the scene, Cole said.

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