Firefighters called to Ferdinand hotel

From Local Sources

FERDINAND — Units of the Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department were called to an alarm activation Friday at the Comfort Inn, 123 Scenic Hills Court.

There was no fire associated with the 5:16 a.m. callout, according to Fire Chief John Hoppenjans. Instead, he added, firefighters discovered people had been smoking in a second-floor bathroom and a room detector activated when they opened the bathroom door.

Firefighters cleaned the detector and successfully reset the system.

Two trucks and six firefighters were on the scene 20 minutes.

The Ferdinand Police Department assisted.

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