Weather factors into Huntingburg fire runs

From Local Sources

HUNTINGBURG — Weather was cited as a factor during multiple runs Wednesday and Thursday by the Huntingburg Volunteer Fire Department.

The first call, at 4:47 p.m. Wednesday, involved a possible car fire involving a 2000 Toyota Camry in a parking lot at Fifth and Main streets, according to Assistant Chief Glen Kissling.

Kissling said the car was found to have transaxle problems.

Two trucks and 16 firefighters were on the scene 20 minutes.

Then, at 10:17 p.m., the department answered an alarm at the Steinkamp’s Home Center, 1000 N. Main St.

Kissling said ice and freezing drizzle affected a connection that made a heat sensor alarm activate.

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

At 4:04 a.m. Thursday, the department responded to the smell of smoke in a residence in the 2000 block of Erin Court.

Kissling said a ceiling fan motor was found to have shorted.

Three trucks and nine firefighters were at the location 35 minutes.

The Huntingburg Police Department assisted.

Finally, at 5:45 a.m., the department was called to an iced limb contacting a power line in the 500 block of Ninth Street.

Two trucks and eight firefighters responded for 30 minutes.

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