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GC Fire Department responds to fire alarm at Glenhaven

GLENWOOD CITY — An active fire alarm at the current Glenhaven building Sunday afternoon, April 12 brought the Glenwood City Fire Department to the nursing home facility.

Firefighters were dispatched to Glenhaven around 1:35 p.m. for a fire alarm in the west wing of the current facility.

The department responded quickly with a pair of pumper trucks and several firefighters who spent the next hour checking the structure.

A thermal-imaging camera was used to check the ceiling and roof areas of the building’s west wing but no fire or smoke could be detected.

Greg Holden, Glenwood City Fire Chief, told the Tribune Press Reporter Monday that firefighters had discovered a roof-top unit that was making considerable noise which may have been caused by a bad bearing but otherwise found no evidence of a fire.

Glenhaven is set to move into its new facility next week after which the current unit will be remodeled into a Community-Based Residential Facility (CBRF).

Holden noted that his firefighters took their time and thoroughly examined the building due to the January 14, 2014 fire that destroyed much of the new facility while it was under construction.

Glenhaven residents were never in danger.