Failed detector sends firefighters to business

From local sources

JASPER — Units of the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department responded to an alarm activation Sunday afternoon at CYC Engineering, 2415 Cathy Lane.

There was no fire associated with the 2:21 p.m. callout, according to Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang. Instead, he said, a detector failed and triggered the alarm system.

Five trucks and 16 firefighters were on the scene 20 minutes.

Earlier, at 1:37 p.m. Friday, the department responded to an alarm activation at the Jim Scott residence, 759 19th St.

Hochgesang said over-cooked food triggered that alarm and Scott reset the system, not knowing the fire department had been notified of the trip.

Three trucks and 27 firefighters were on the scene for about five minutes.




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