Weather-related issues bring out firefighters

From Local Sources

JASPER — Members of the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department were called out twice in the overnight hours for weather-related issues.

The first call, at 10:36 p.m., sent units to an alarm activation at Heartland Cardiology, 440 Scott Rolen Drive.

Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang said the issue was traced to a duct detector in a rooftop unit, and was likely weather-related.

Maintenance staff arrived, and the system was successfully reset.

One truck and 15 firefighters responded.

Then, at 3:25 a.m., the fire department was called when a tree came across power lines in the 500 block of County Road 400N.

Firefighters stood by until a Dubois Rural Electric Cooperative crew could clear the problem.

One truck and 12 firefighters were on the scene 30 minutes.

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