Firefighters handle home, school, business alarms

From Local Sources

JASPER — Units of the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department responded to three recent alarm activations but none were found to involve a fire.

The first call, at 8:37 p.m. Friday, was to a residence in the 4000 block of Wilhelm Strasse.

Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang said cooking activity had triggered a smoke alarm and there was no problem.

Three trucks and 25 firefighters were on the scene 15 minutes.

Then, at 10:13 p.m. Friday, an alarm sounded at a Jasper Group property at 305 E. 12th Ave.

Hochgesang said there had been a water main break in the general area and the resulting drop in water pressure triggered the alarm.

Four trucks and 21 firefighters were on the scene 15 minutes.

Finally, at 5:17 p.m. Monday, the department was called to Fifth Street Elementary, 401 W. Fifth St.

Hochgesang said the department identified a faulty detector that was to be repaired today.

Five trucks and 27 firefighters were on the scene 20 minutes.

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