Scanner for 05-06-2015

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department performed one medical assist and numerous other dispatches recently.

* At 5:17 p.m. Friday, May 1, the GFD responded to 922 N. U.S. 231 to investigate a possible grill fire. When the department responded, the fire was already out.

* At 5:42 p.m. Friday, May 1, the GFD investigated an unauthorized burn at 401 W. Columbia St. There were small amounts of construction material being burned, which violated the city's burn ordinance. The fire was extinguished and the ordinance explained.

* At 3:42 p.m. Saturday, May 2, the GFD responded to a fire alarm at 1542 Bloomington St. at Putnam County Hospital. It was determined there was a malfunction in the detector. Maintenance was on scene to address the issue.

* At 12:24 p.m. Sunday, March 3, the GFD investigated a report of a structure fire at 116 Woodhaven Dr. Upon arrival, the department found that the mulch outside the residence had caught fire. The fire had melted the vinyl siding on the home, but did not extend into the structure.

* At 7:11 p.m. Sunday, March 3, the GFD investigated a complaint of smoke received on station. The department found an unauthorized burn at 811 S. Illinois St., where brush was smoldering in a fire ring. A brush truck extinguished the fire.

* At 1:17 p.m. Monday, May 4, the GFD investigated a car fire at 2 Putnam Plaza. The fire was extenguished when the department arrived.

* At 2:17 p.m. Monday, May 4, the GFD responded to 413 S. Locust St. for a fire alarm. It was determined the alarm was set off due to burning candles.

* At 2:46 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, the GFD responded to McDonalds at 940 Indianapolis Rd. regarding a mulch fire in the parking lot. The fire was extenguished when the department arrived.

Information included in the Putnam Scanner is taken from reports provided to the Banner Graphic by the Greencastle Police, the Greencastle Fire and the Putnam County Sheriff's departments.

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