The Newman Fire Station responded to 23 calls for service for the week of Oct. 15 to Oct. 21. The calls included 15 for Emergency Medical Services and one public assistance. There were two calls for illegal burns, one potential structure fire and one motor vehicle collision.

At 8:18 p.m. on Oct. 15, the Newman Fire Station was dispatched to an illegal burn at Hoyer Road and Draper Road. Upon arrival, crews located four separate burn piles. After speaking with the work site supervisor, and further investigation, it was determined a permit was on file. No injuries or damage were reported at the time of the incident. Fire cleared the scene. 

The Newman Fire Station was dispatched at 9:25 p.m. on Oct. 18 to a call for a motor vehicle collision involving a big rig on Interstate 5 at Sullivan Road. On arrival, it was determined the call was located at Interstate 5 and Cottonwood Road in the Merced County. Dispatch was updated and fire crews cleared the call. 

The Newman Fire Station was dispatched at 6:31 p.m. on Oct. 19  to a residential fire alarm on the 500 block of Merced Street. On arrival, fire crews found a single-story residential structure negative for visible smoke or fire. The resident was not home. Fire crews were able to force entry to further investigate. No signs of smoke or fire were found inside the residence. Fire crews deactivated the alarm. No injuries or estimated damage was reported. 

At 11:33 p.m. on Oct. 18, the Newman Fire Station was dispatched for mutual aid to Orange Avenue, Patterson. Fire crews were assigned as manpower for fire suppression of a fully involved modular home. Fire crews provided water for direct attack and provided mop up once the fire was suppressed. Fire crews were committed to the scene for approximately two hours. 

At 5 p.m. on Oct. 18, the Newman Fire Station was dispatched to a possible structure fire in the 1500 block of Sandy Creek Drive. On arrival, fire crews noted there was smoke coming from the backyard of a residence on the 2100 block of Great Falls Drive and updated dispatch. Upon further investigation, fire crews found the smoke was caused by a barbeque. No injuries or damage were noted. 

The Newman Fire Station was dispatched at 6:47 p.m. on Oct. 16 to an illegal burn on the 600 block of Jensen Road near Highway 33 for an unknown type of fire. On arrival, fire crews found a large pile of debris on fire on a residential property. The home owner was advised of the no burn ordinance and the fire was extinguished. No injuries or damage were reported.