The Minden Fire Department responded to a call last week, but the only residence damaged was that of a bird.
The homeowner stated she had smelled smoke, but could not locate its origin, so she decided to call a personal contact on the department.
"There was an incident about a week ago, where a call was made to a person instead of to 911," Fire Chief Kip Mourad said. "Anytime you have an emergency, even if you know someone at the ambulance station, police or fire department, always call 911."Subscribe to Read!