Alarm sends firefighters to Sisters of St. Benedict

From Local Sources

FERDINAND — An alarm activation early today sent the Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department to the Sisters of St. Benedict, 802 E. 10th St.

No fire was associated with the 2:07 a.m. callout, according to Fire Chief John Hoppenjans. Instead, upon arrival, firefighters were told by staff that a faulty light in the basement and set off the alarm.

Firefighters were able to reset the alarm system without incident.

Three trucks and 14 firefighters were on the scene 10 minutes.

The Ferdinand Police Department and facility staff assisted.

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