Singed plates bring Jasper firefighter response

From Local Sources

JASPER — Paper plates that had been accidentally left on a stove top when a burner was activated sent the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department to a group home in the 4000 block of Westfall Court Saturday afternoon.

There was no damage and the small amount of smoke associated with the 2:47 p.m. callout soon dissipated, according to Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang.

Three trucks and 18 firefighters were on the scene 15 minutes.

On Thursday evening, Hochgesang said, four trucks had rolled to a home in the 300 block of Bret Court on Jasper’s west side but that 6:49 p.m. alarm was soon chalked up to a defective detector.

Four trucks and 24 firefighters were on the scene 20 minutes.

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