Update: Report of fire at Jeep plant false alarmWritten by Staff Reports | | email@example.com
Updated with information from Toledo Fire & Rescue public information officer Lt. Matthew Hertzfeld.
Toledo Fire & Rescue Department twice responded to Toledo’s Jeep Assembly Complex early Jan. 11 for a reported fire. However, it turned out the issue was a broken water pipe, said Toledo Fire & Rescue public information officer Lt. Matthew Hertzfeld.
TFD first responded to Jeep at 5:02 a.m. along with Jeep’s own fire brigade, Hertzfeld said. They discovered a broken water pipe had tripped a commercial fire alarm with a drop in water pressure. TFD was on scene for about 10 minutes.
TFD returned to the same location at Jeep at 5:25 a.m. A call came into dispatch reporting light smoke and a possible electrical fire in the ventilation of Building 1. It turned out water from the previous incident caused a hot fluorescent light to steam, which looked like smoke, Hertzfeld said. The TFD crew was on scene till 6:02 a.m., making sure all was well, he said.
No one was injured, Hertzfeld said.