Firefighters respond to Ferdinand kitchen fire

From Local Sources

FERDINAND — Units of the Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department responded to a kitchen fire Thursday night at the Ron and Ashton Borden residence, 642 E. 21st St.

Fire Chief John Hoppenjans said a plastic food container left on top of the stove caught fire. Ron Borden used a fire extinguisher on the fire and firefighters answering the 8:36 p.m. call discharged another extinguisher to ensure the flames were out.

The department ventilated the home and carried the stove outside.

Four trucks and 25 firefighters were on the scene for just under an hour.

The Ferdinand Police Department and Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services assisted.

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