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Fire Calls

Published: Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 4:40 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 4:40 p.m.

The Petaluma Fire Department received 23 medical and 76 fire or other emergency calls from Jan. 27 through Feb. 2. Here are some of the calls.

Monday, Jan. 27

10:48 p.m. — A bonfire was reported on Shasta Avenue, near the railroad tracks. When firefighters arrived, they found a group of homeless people cooking meat on an old wheel under a tree. The police also responded to the scene, and asked the people to leave while firefighters extinguished the blaze.

Thursday, Jan. 30

12:35 a.m. — A woman called firefighters to her Baker Street home was her carbon monoxide detector alerted. She said she had been burning wood in her stove. Firefighters smelled smoke in another section of the home, and began to investigate. They determined that a brick veneer by the stove was hot to the touch. After attempting to break through the wall unsuccessfully, firefighters climbed the ladder to check the home’s chimney, where more smoke was detected. Firefighters opened the wall and determined that an area about 2-feet-by-2-feet had burned. Firefighters cut out the burnt section and the occupant was advised to contact her landlord.

Saturday, Feb. 1

3:15 a.m. — A vehicle fire was reported at Cannon Road and Lakeville Highway. Firefighters put out the blaze in under an hour.

Sunday, Feb. 2

11:55 p.m. — A solo-vehicle accident was reported on Highway 101 North near the Old Redwood interchange. A driver, a 26-year-old Petaluma man, was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital where his injuries were treated.

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