Microwave mishap brings firefighters

From Local Sources

FERDINAND  — Units of the Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department responded Saturday to the report of a microwave fire.

The 12:34 p.m. call sent the department to the Jake Lindauer residence at 8045 S. Club Road, according to Fire Chief John Hoppenjans.

The first-arriving units found the a plastic cover was smoldering inside a microwave oven. Firefighters removed the plastic, placed it in the sink and ran water over it, according to Hoppenjans.

The department exhausted smoke from the residence and removed the microwave unit from above a stove and took it outside the home.

Three trucks and 19 firefighters were on the scene 25 minutes.

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