Firefighters called to Jasper pharmacy

From Local Sources

JASPER — Members of the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department were called to an alarm activation this morning at Walgreen’s pharmacy at 3606 Newton St.

There was no fire associated with the 5:31 a.m. callout, according to Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang. Instead, he added, the system indicated there was a defective duct detector.

Firefighters reset the system, minus the one faulty detector, which was targeted for repair or replacement.

Three trucks and 27 firefighters were on the scene 30 minutes.

Late Wednesday night, members of the department had investigated a report of a possible carbon monoxide issue.

A crew on duty, consisting of one truck and five firefighters, responded to an apartment at 434 W. 43rd St. and verified there was no problem. The department was on the scene 20 minutes.

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