Report of possible fire leads firefighters to truck

From Local Sources

HUNTINGBURG — A report of a possible structure fire Wednesday night on the city’s northeast side led firefighters to a truck undergoing repairs.

A caller reported smoke in the Shelby Street area at 10:16 p.m., according to Huntingburg Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Glen Kissling.

What firefighters found was a 2000 Toyota Tundra truck owned by Meling Galvez that was being repaired in the 900 block of Williams Street, a block away from Shelby Street. Brake fluid came in contact with the hot engine and emitted smoke, according to Kissling.

Two trucks and 21 firefighters were on the scene 15 minutes.

Then, at 10:34 p.m., another report of smoke was logged in the 300 block of North Chestnut Street. Firefighters were unable to locate the source of the smoke, although it was thought it could have been related to the use of a backyard fire pit, according to Kissling.

Two trucks and 21 firefighters were in the area for about 20 minutes.




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