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Above and Beyond: Island firefighters called out for Sunday morning alarm

by jmaloni
Fri, Aug 26th 2011 05:00 pm

by Ray Pauley

Public Information Officer, Grand Island Fire Co.

At 9:22 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21, Grand Island Fire Co. firefighters responded to a commercial alarm of fire at Walgreens drug store at 2320 Grand Island Blvd.

Fire suppression crews and equipment, including engines Nos. 3 and 5, ladder truck No. 6, and heavy rescue No. 1, arrived on location within two minutes, but found "nothing showing," according to GIFC Chief Kevin Koch. A subsequent search of the structure, both interior and exterior, uncovered no fire hazard. It was later determined that the fire alarm system was activated by a defective detector.

All GIFC units returned in service at 10:03 a.m., according to Koch.

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