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No one injured by small fire at apartment building

No injuries were reported after a small fire started between the floor and ceiling of apartments in northeast Jamestown Monday afternoon, according to the Jamestown Fire Department.

The department was sent to 610 11th St. NE at 5:07 p.m. on a report of a fire between the floor and ceiling of two apartments. A heat gun was being used to thaw pipes in the apartment building, said Lt. Sheldon Mohr, Jamestown Fire Department training officer.

"A fire started," he said. "We knocked a hole in the ceiling, got the fire out and returned back to quarters."

Mohr said the man using the heat gun used a fire extinguisher to put out most of the fire and then had someone call 911. Five units and 25 firefighters responded to the fire scene. The air temperature at the time was 7 below.

A Jamestown Police Department officer evacuated the building during the incident.

Chris Olson

Hometown: Traverse City, MI College: Northwestern Michigan College and Michigan State University

(701) 952-8454
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