Closed cabin damper brings firefighters

From Local Sources

JASPER — Units of the Dubois Volunteer Fire Department responded to an alarm activation in a cabin northeast of Jasper early Sunday.

The 1:59 a.m. alarm sent the department to a cabin in the 1800 block of Beaver Lake Road, according to department spokesman Zach Eichmiller.

Eichmiller said the grandchildren of the owner started a fire in a fireplace but forgot to open the damper.

The fire department used an exhaust fan to ventilate the cabin.

Three trucks and eight firefighters were on the scene 30 minutes.

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