Firefighters dispense advice on controlled-burn run

From Local Sources

JASPER — Units of the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department responded to the report of a possible woods or field fire Wednesday night on the city’s north side.

Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang said firefighters determined the 8:50 p.m. callout to the Mill Street area south of 36th Street involved a controlled burn that had not been reported to dispatch.

Hochgesang said the resident was advised to burn only during daylight hours in the future.

Two trucks and 18 firefighters were on the scene 15 minutes.

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