The Newman Fire Department responded to 26 calls for service between Sept. 5 to Sept. 12. The calls included two motor vehicle collisions, one vegetation fire and 23 Emergency Medical Service calls.
At 6:40 a.m. on Sept. 5, the Newman Fire station was dispatched for a motor vehicle collision on Hills Ferry Road with a cross of East Stuhr Road. On arrival, the fire crews located an unoccupied vehicle and cancelled additional resources. The incident was turned over to California Highway Patrol.
The Newman Fire station was dispatched for a vehicle fire on Fink Road just south of Bell Road at 6:16 p.m. Sept. 9. On arrival, the fire officer found a small sedan that had heavy smoke and flames coming from the engine compartment spreading to the passenger compartment. One occupant was out of the vehicle and showed signs of mild smoke inhalation. Upon the arrival of the fire crew the fire was quickly extinguished and firefighters also attended to the occupant. EMS was requested for evaluation and the occupant was released to a family member. The cause of the fire was unintentional due to a mechanical or electrical malfunction. The estimated damage loss was $14,000 per the owner.
The Newman Fire station was dispatched for a motor vehicle collision on Hills Ferry Road with a cross of Edinburgh Way at 12:03 p.m. on Sept. 11. Fire crews arrived to find two vehicles with severe damage in the roadway. Fire crews provided traffic control and secured the vehicles. Occupants were self-extricated and complaining of minor injuries. EMS released the occupants at scene. The estimated damage loss was $61,204. The cause of the collision is under investigation by the Newman Police Department.