Storm activity brings out firefighters

From Local Sources

JASPER — Wednesday evening thunderstorm activity brought out the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department.

Strong wind gusts and lightning accompanied a system that generally deposited between five- and six-tenths of an inch of rain around the county.

Jasper firefighters were called at 7:43 p.m. because an electric line was brought into contact with a tree in an alley between Seventh and Eighth streets on the east side of St. John Street.

Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang said one fire engine and 15 firefighters were on standby while Jasper Municipal Utilities cleared the line.

The Jasper Police Department assisted.

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