Food container smokes, triggers alarm

From Local Sources

HUNTINGBURG — Units of the Huntingburg Volunteer Fire Department responded Saturday and Monday to alarm activations at The Lofts at St. Joseph’s, 1900 Medical Arts Drive.

Department fire investigator John C. Smith said the 3:01 p.m. callout Saturday resulted when an apartment occupant inadvertently placed a foam food container on a heating stove burner.

The container smoked but was removed from the burner by the occupant, Smith said.

Five trucks and 13 firefighters were on the scene 20 minutes to reset the alarm system.

The department was called back to the complex at 3:37 p.m. Monday when another resident’s food overcooked on a stove top, setting off an alarm.

Four trucks and nine firefighters were on the scene 25 minutes.

There was no damage.

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