Machine motor fizzles, smokes at manufacturing plant

From Local Sources

JASPER — Units of the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department responded Monday afternoon to the report of a mill room fire at Jasper Desk Co., 415 E. Sixth St.

It was determined there was no fire associated with the 1:32 p.m. callout, according to Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang. Instead of a machine on fire, Hochgesang said, a motor burned out on one of the machines and put out some smoke.

Firefighters turned the scene over to maintenance staff to make repairs.

Four trucks and 22 firefighters were at the plant for 20 minutes.

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