Vaping sends firefighters to hotel twice

From Local Sources

FERDINAND — Vaping activity drew members of the Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department to a south-side hotel twice during the weekend.

The first call to the Comfort Inn, 123 Scenic Hills Court, was at 11:39 p.m. Friday and involved an alarm activation.

Fire Chief John Hoppenjans said firefighters discovered a guest was cleaning their vaping machine and that activity triggered a smoke detector.

The department cleaned the detector and reset the system.

Three trucks and 12 firefighters were on the scene 15 minutes.

The Ferdinand Police Department assisted.

Then, at 10:17 a.m. Saturday, an alarm sounded again when a guest was vaping in a room.

Firefighters cleaned that detector and once again successfully reset the system.

Three trucks and 16 firefighters were on the scene 15 minutes.




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