Restaurant remodeling brings out firefighters

From Local Sources

JASPER — Units of the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department responded Thursday afternoon when workers at Ruxer Ford spotted and reported smoke coming from a nearby restaurant’s dumpster.

Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang said the 3:14 p.m. callout was to El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant, 101 Place Road.

The restaurant is doing some remodeling, Hochgesang said, and firefighters determined the smoke came from cloths being used to wipe stain that had spontaneously combusted.

There was no damage.

Two trucks and 19 firefighters were on the scene 15 minutes.

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