Jasper firefighters make weekend runs

From Local Sources

JASPER — Members of the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department made three fire runs during the weekend period.

The first, at 4:12 p.m. Friday, involved an alarm activation at IFI’s facility at 1095 W. 100S.

Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang said the activation was found to involve a test of the alarm system.

Four trucks and 23 firefighters were on the scene 10 minutes.

Then, at 10:07 p.m. Friday, the department was called to the Jasper Lofts, 1300 Dewey St.

Hochgesang said smoking activity in an apartment resulted in a small area being burned in some carpet.

Five trucks and 27 firefighters were on the scene 25 minutes.

Finally, at 9:32 p.m. Saturday, firefighters responded to an alarm at the Health Pointe facility at 1900 St. Charles St.

Hochgesang said the callout was found to involve a faulty smoke detector.

Four trucks and 31 firefighters were on the scene 15 minutes.

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