Jasper firefighters make 3 runs

From Local Sources

JASPER — Members of the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department made three Wednesday runs, with two evening callouts involving storm-related damage.

The first call, at 10:13 a.m., involved the report of the smell of gas at the Family and Social Services Administration office at 125 E. 37th St.

The fire department and Jasper Municipal Utilities’ gas personnel checked the area and did not locate a problem.

One truck and 18 firefighters were on the scene 10 minutes.

Then, at 9:52 p.m. after a storm event, the department was called to the report of lines down in the 2400 block of Timberlin Drive.

Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang said a downed line touched off a fire that burned about an acre of grass.

One truck and nine firefighters were on the scene 25 minutes.

The department was also called to the 300 block of Sunshine Drive to deal with storm debris. That call, at 9:54 p.m., included an overturned gas grill that was causing an issue.

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

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