Firefighters answer home, medical building alarms

From Local Sources

JASPER — Units of the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department made two fire runs during the weekend period, with neither involving a fire.

The first call, at 5:43 p.m. Friday, was to a residence in the 3500 block of Villa Drive where food left on a stove triggered an alarm, according to Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang.

Three trucks and 23 firefighters were on the scene 10 minutes.

Then, at 9:13 a.m. Sunday, the department was called to Memorial Hospital’s Medical Arts Building, 800 W. Ninth St.

The call was chalked up to a faulty smoke detector, the chief said.

Three trucks and 28 firefighters were on the scene 20 minutes.

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