Jamestown Fire Department responds to four fireworks-related calls

The calls were reported over the Fourth of July holiday.

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The Jamestown Fire Department responded to four fireworks-related calls on the Fourth of July holiday, said Lt. Sheldon Mohr. Of the four calls, the last one resulted in some paint being burned off a house, he said.

The fourth call was reported at 12:51 a.m. at 228 5th Ave. SE. Five fire trucks with 19 firefighters were at the scene for about a half hour, Mohr said.

Moth said a garbage container with some fireworks in it that had been detonated was placed by a city garbage container, starting the city container on fire. The containers were up against the house and the fire caused minimal damage, burning paint off the house and trim along the top of the eaves, Mohr said.

The earlier calls began at 8:12 p.m., with a smoldering tree stump at 723 3rd Ave. NW. Firefighters were there for no more than 15 minutes, Mohr said.

The next call came in at 11:57 p.m. at 900 block 2nd Avenue Northeast and was a dumpster fire behind Heartland Heating & Cooling, Mohr said. The Fire Department was at the scene for about 15 minutes.


The third call was reported at 12:04 a.m. at 3271 Highway 20 SE as leftover fireworks boxes on fire in the driveway of the residence. The Fire Department did respond but took no action because it was extinguished by others, Moth said.

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