Multiple fire calls Thursday [UPDATED]Published 9:43am Friday, August 23, 2013 Updated 11:44am Friday, August 23, 2013
The Fergus Falls Fire Department had five fire calls Thursday, according to Fire Chief Mark Hovland.
A light fixture sparked at a home in the 700 block of South Sheridan, causing damage to the fixture and a black mark on the wall but no fire.
A tree fell on a power line in the 700 block of East Lakeside Drive at about 7 a.m., causing a small fire that was out when firefighters arrived.
Contractors worked on a new front to the building at Productive Alternatives when a fire broke out at 1:44 p.m. They were welding and some of the insulation caught on fire, setting off the fire alarms in the building.
There was no structural damage. Firefighters were called back at 7:14 p.m. when smoke from more welding work got into the building. The fire department ventilated fumes from the building.
At 7:25 p.m., insulation on the base of the building at Nelson Auto Center was smoldering due to a dropped cigarette. There was no substantial damage.