Rarity: Fire department has two calls at once

Harper Advocate – March 12, 2014
Submitted by Newz Group Clipping Service – March 31, 2014

It has only happened a couple of times in the past sixty years that the Harper Fire Department has been called out to two fires at the same time. It happened last week with structure fires. Previously the simultaneous fire alarms have been grass or field fires.

At 5:03 a.m. last Wednesday morning, the Harper fire department was called on automatic mutual aid to a duplex fire in Anthony. A single engine from Harper was enroute when at 5:12 the Harper Fire Department was called to a duplex fire at 306 West 15th in Harper.

A second Harper truck responded from the Harper station and the first truck headed to Anthony turned around to go the fire in Harper.

Neither of the Harper trucks had to pump any water on the duplex unit at the rear of 306 West 15th as the fire was out upon arrival.

Firefighters checked the stove area of an apartment rented by Wyatt Allen for any fire extension from a pizza box catching fire on an electric cooking stove.

Due to heat shown in a shelf above the stove, firemen removed the shelf and some melted items on the shelf to insure that there would be no rekindle of the fire.

Gwen Romine, KSFFA Webmaster

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