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Worthington Fire Department responds to four calls in eight-hour period

The Worthington Fire Department responded to a Saturday afternoon fire at an apartment building on McMillan Avenue and was then dispatched to three more calls in less than eight hours.

Fire Chief Pat Shorter said firefighters were called to the fire at 936 McMillan Ave. at 4:34 p.m. Residents of the building had already been evacuated by police officers, and Shorter said the fire was on the exterior of the structure’s west side. The shaker shingles, he added, were old and very dry, and burned easily as a result.

Damage was contained to the siding, a second-floor balcony and some sheetrock inside an apartment. Firefighters left the scene at 5:36 p.m. The cause is yet to be determined.

Later, at 8:23 p.m., the Worthington Fire Department was called to Brittany Apartments in the 1500 block of Darling Drive for a stovetop fire. They departed from the scene at 9:11 p.m., only to be called to a Second Avenue residence at 10:03 p.m. for a sump pump that had overheated. Firefighters left from there at 10:29 p.m. but were later called at 12:18 a.m. Sunday to Ecumen Meadows for a strong of plastic or electrical in a hallway. They remained on the scene there until 3:43 a.m.

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