Firefighters respond to Dollar General

From Local Sources

JASPER — Units of the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department responded to a small fire in front of the Dollar General store at 671 Third Ave. Sunday evening.

Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang said the fire reported at 7:05 p.m. was behind an ice machine. It was thought to involve either a bad outlet or a buildup of trash behind the machine.

Damage to a wall and the back side of the machine was estimated at $2,000.

Two trucks and 23 firefighters were on the scene 15 minutes.

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