Firefighters make grass fire, office alarm runs

From Local Sources

HUNTINGBURG — Units of the Huntingburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to a grass fire west of Duff and an office alarm activation in the city Thursday.

The first call, at 3:04 p.m., sent trucks to the Idana Crowe property at 8998 W. 350S when a controlled burn spread to a small area of grass, according to Fire Chief Scott Patberg.

There was no damage.

Three trucks and eight firefighters were on the scene 45 minutes.

Then, at 8:09 p.m., a smoke alarm activated at the Dr. Phil Gilbert office at 1706 Medical Arts Drive.

Five trucks and 15 firefighters were on the scene 50 minutes but no cause for the activation was discovered.

The Huntingburg Police Department, Dubois County Sheriff’s Office and Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services assisted on standby.

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