The Newman Fire Station responded to 22 calls for service between Oct. 1 to Oct. 7. The calls included 11 for Emergency Medical Services and two for public assistance. There were three motor vehicle collision calls and two calls to assist other agencies. The fire station got one call each for: illegal burning, potential structure fire, vegetation fire and a vehicle fire.
Around 3 p.m. Oct. 1, the Newman Fire Station was dispatched to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 33 and Crows Landing Road. On arrival, the fire crew found two vehicles involved in a non-injury collision. The vehicles were assessed and secured by the crew. The cause of the incident is under investigation by California Highway Patrol. The estimated property damage is $20,000 combined.
The Newman Fire Station was dispatched to a vehicle fire on Anderson Road, west of Hale Road around 2 a.m. Oct. 2. On arrival, the fire officer located a Ford pick-up truck stripped and totally burned out. There were no plates or tires on the vehicle. Inside the vehicle appeared to be used oil filter cartridges. The fire was quickly extinguished by fire crews. CHP arrived at scene and will be investigating the incident. The cause of the fire appeared to be intentional. No injury or damage estimate was available at the time of this report.
Shortly before 4:45 p.m. Oct. 2, the Newman Fire Station was dispatched to a motor vehicle collision into the center divider on Interstate 5 at Sullivan Road. On arrival, fire crews were unable to locate the incident. Dispatch updated the location as south of Sullivan Road. Crews arrived at scene and were canceled by EMS.
The Newman Fire Station was dispatched to a potential structure fire on the 1500 block of Rose Park Drive at 3:29 p.m. Oct. 3. On arrival, fire crews found a single-family residence with no signs of smoke or fire. The homeowner contacted fire crews and stated they heard a loud sound with a continuous clicking coming from the water heater. Crews provided a detailed investigation of the water heater and were unable to locate a source. The water heater was isolated. The homeowner was advised to have the water heater checked out by a professional prior to future use. No injuries or damage were reported at the time of the incident.
At 5:48 a.m. Oct. 3, the Newman Fire Station was dispatched to a vegetation fire in the 2000 block of Stuhr Road. On arrival, fire crews found almond hulls on fire. Crews provided aggressive fire attack immediately extinguishing the fire. Mutual aid was provided by Patterson Fire Department, Mountain-View Fire Protection District and Westport Fire Protection District. Crews were committed to the incident for approximately one-half hours. The cause of the fire is unknown. No injuries or damage were reported.
The Newman Fire Station was dispatched to a motor vehicle collision on Villa Manucha Road with a cross of River Road at 11;25 p.m. Oct. 5. On arrival, fire crews found a single vehicle accident with the vehicle off of the roadway into an irrigation pipe. EMS was at scene and released the occupant who refused treatment and transport. Fire crews secured the vehicle and awaited CHP arrival. The cause of the incident is under investigation by California Highway Patrol. Fire crews were cleared by CHP. The estimated property damage is $15,000.