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JFD responds to two fire calls

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The Jamestown Fire Department responded to two fire calls Wednesday afternoon.

Deputy Chief Jerry Kainz said the department was dispatched at 4:33 p.m. to an apartment building at 734 11th St. NE on a report of smoke and the smell of burning in a hallway. Upon arrival firefighters found a large burn spot on the carpet in the lower-level hallway. The fire was out by the time the firefighters arrived on the scene.

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Kainz said the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Seven units and 33 firefighters responded to the call and cleared the scene at 4:51 p.m.

Kainz said while firefighters were on the scene of the apartment building call, the department was dispatched at 4:46 p.m. to 1605 4th Ave. SW to a car fire. The fire was extinguished by the first unit on the scene, a pumper truck from the department’s south side station equipped with a deck gun.

“They (the firefighters) pulled out the deck gun and drowned the fire,” Kainz said.

The car was destroyed by the fire. Seven units and 33 firefighters responded to the call and cleared the scene at 5:04 p.m.

Kainz said the exact cause of the car fire has not been determined, but noted the car was being worked on prior to the fire.

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