Firefighters Respond To Two Calls

Sheldon, Iowa — Sheldon firefighters were kept busy on Wednesday morning, but the calls were fairly minor.
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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.