Fire department responds to Taco Bell smoke scarePublished 9:00am Friday, March 19, 2010
By KATIE JOHNSON
Niles Daily Star
Firefighters responded to Taco Bell in Niles on Wednesday afternoon to the report of smoke seen after an electrical line was dropped.
Niles Fire Chief Larry Lamb said his fire department was dispatched at 4:14 p.m. to Taco Bell, 1298 South 11th St. after smoke was reported, although the exact source of the smoke was never confirmed.
A subcontractor had dropped an electrical line on a city line, causing a 7,200-volt surge, Lamb said. No fire or damage was reported.
Niles Utilities worked to get repair the city line. Niles Charter Township Fire Department and Southwestern Michigan Community Ambulance Service also responded to the call.