Firefighters called to plant, apartment complex

From Local Sources

HUNTINGBURG — Alarm activations at an apartment complex and a manufacturing facility sent members of the Huntingburg Volunteer Fire Department into action Thursday night and Friday afternoon.

The first call, at 11:12 p.m. Thursday, was to an alarm at The Lofts at St. Joseph’s, 1900 Medical Arts Drive.

There was no fire, according to Fire Chief Scott Patberg. Instead, he said, the run was chalked up to a smoke detector issue.

Three trucks and 12 firefighters were on the scene for 10 minutes.

Then, at 1:51 p.m. Friday, the department was called to OFS Brands’ Plant No. 18, 4600 S. 400W.

Patberg said a heat alarm activated when a bearing in a wood grinder failed.

Four trucks and 14 firefighters were on the scene 15 minutes.

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