Fire found in apartment trash bin

From Local Sources

JASPER — A fire reported at midday Saturday in an apartment complex’s steel trash bin brought out the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department.

The 11:38 a.m. callout sent firefighters to the Village Court Apartments, 654 Village Court.

Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang said two bags of trash burned because of a discarded cigarette but there was no damage.

One truck and 21 firefighters were on the scene 15 minutes.

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