Burning food triggered the fire alarm at the Valley Railroad Apartments in Perry Saturday afternoon, bringing a swift public safety response.
No injuries were reported.
The alarm was reported about 4 p.m. at the apartment house at 2902 Iowa St., formerly known as the Quail Run Apartments. The caller said smoke was coming from the kitchen area of one of the units.
Officers of the Perry Police Department were first on the scene and promptly extinguished the fire by means of a fire extinguisher.
The Perry Volunteer Fire Department arrived shortly afterward and reset the building’s alarm system while evacuated residents waited in the shade.
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