Dust from cleaning triggers school alarm

From Local Sources

FERDINAND — Units of the Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department responded to an alarm activation Wednesday evening at Forest Park Junior-Senior High School, 1440 Michigan St.

There was no fire associated with the 7:11 p.m. callout, according to Fire Chief John Hoppenjans.

Hoppenjans said cleaning was taking place in the school’s weight room and it was dust that triggered a detector.

Firefighters blew out the detectors and reset the system before leaving.

Four trucks and 19 firefighters were on the scene for about 15 minutes.

The Ferdinand Police Department assisted.

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