Stovetop food smokes, triggers alarm

From Local Sources

HUNTINGBURG — Units of the Huntingburg Volunteer Fire Department responded late Saturday morning to an alarm activation at The Lofts at St. Joseph’s, 1900 Medical Arts Drive.

Department Fire Investigator John C. Smith said the 11:52 a.m. callout resulted when a first-floor apartment occupant inadvertently overcooked food on the stovetop. The smoke triggered the alarm, he said.

Firefighters vented the smoke and successfully reset the system.

There was no damage.

Four trucks and 15 firefighters were on the scene 20 minutes.

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