POTD: Just a False Alarm
City Times Staff
A false alarm had fire trucks from Stevens Point and Plover rush to a home on the 300 block of Elm St. in shortly after 6 PM on Wednesday.
According to Plover Assistant Fire Chief Tom Dewitt, the elderly owner of the home heard a beeping coming from somewhere in her home and assumed it was the smoke detector, so the woman called 911.
Her call triggered a response from Metro Fire units and Portage Co. paramedics; protocol when a structure fire is reported to the dispatch center.
Dewitt said it turned out that the thermostat was beeping due to a low battery and there was no danger of fire.