Sheldon, Iowa — Sheldon firefighters were kept busy on Wednesday morning, but the calls were fairly minor.
Sheldon Fire Company Lieutenant Brad Hindt says the first call was to Casey’s west at the corner of Highway 18 and Old 60. That page went out at 8:25 AM. The call was for a gas spill. Hindt says the spill was five gallons or less of fuel and they were able to absorb the spill with floor dri, which is a clay-based granulated absorbent similar to kitty litter.
A few minutes later, while they were still on that call, a call came into the emergency center in Primghar of a fire alarm just a little north of Casey’s, at K-T Industries on Northwest Boulevard, or Old 60. Hindt says that one of their engines responded to that call and while they were still en route, they were advised it was a false alarm. He says K-T Industries was installing a new fire alarm system and the technicians were unaware that it was live and would call in alarms.