Firefighters called to Ferdinand hotel alarm

From Local Sources

FERDINAND — Units of the Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department responded to an alarm activation Tuesday evening at a Ferdinand hotel.

There was no fire associated with the 7:58 p.m. callout to the Comfort Inn, 123 Scenic Hills Court, according to Fire Chief John Hoppenjans. Instead, he added, firefighters learned someone had overcooked popcorn in a microwave oven, setting off a room smoke detector.

Firefighters cleaned the detector, allowed the room to air out and successfully reset the system.

Three trucks and eight firefighters were on the scene 15 minutes.

The Ferdinand Police Department assisted.

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