Newman fire report
Personnel from the Newman Volunteer Fire Department/West Stanislaus Fire Protection District Newman station responded to 25 calls for service from Oct. 22-28.
Calls for service included 16 medical aid responses, two potential structure fires, one vehicle fire, five vegetation fires and one motor vehicle accident, said Fire Chief Keith Bowen.
Bowen said each of the potential structure fires involved cooking incidents.
One, in the 1300 block of Main Street on Oct. 23, started in a pan which had been left unattended. There was no damage reported.
The second, in the 1000 block of Balsam on Oct. 26, involved a plastic container left in a bottom oven drawer which caught fire, causing damage estimated at $500.
Each fire was out when firefighters arrived on scene, Bowen reported.
Personnel also responded to an Oct. 24 rollover at Highway 33 and Stuhr which sent one individual to the hospital with injuries suffered in the crash, Bowen said. Firefighters arrived to find the vehicle on its roof and with a well-established fire in the engine compartment.
Firefighters responded to a hay fire Oct. 25 at Eastin and Stuhr roads, arriving to find the pile fully engulfed in flames. Multiple fire engines were dispatched and used to cool the fire to prevent damage to a nearby power pole. The fire was left to burn itself out when there were no longer immediate threats to the surrounding area.
West Side weather
Newman resident Marge Carvalho, an observer for the National Weather Service, reported the following high/low temperatures for the past week.
Monday, Oct. 22: 84/50
Tuesday, Oct. 23: 80/48
Wednesday, Oct. 24: 85/45
Thursday, Oct. 25: 87/49
Friday, Oct. 26: 90/49
Saturday, Oct. 27: 90/50
Sunday, Oct. 28: 86/54