Gas fireplace malfunction leads to fire call

From Local Sources

HOLLAND — Units of the Holland Volunteer Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire at a residence Friday night.

Responding firefighters quickly determined the 8:47 p.m. callout to the Mary Resenbeck residence did not pose a threat to the 504 W. Ohio St. property, according to Fire Chief Adam Chambers. Instead, he added, the department found Resenbeck’s gas fireplace had malfunctioned.

Firefighters turned off the gas feed to the unit and told Resenbeck to have it checked by a technician.

Three trucks and eight firefighters were on the scene 20 minutes.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department and Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services assisted.

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