The following fire reports were released by the Washington Fire Department (WFD):
July 11 – 310 Ely St.
Received call from homeowner reporting an odor of natural gas inside the residence, requesting it to be checked. FD investigation did detect the presence of gas both inside the residence and in the garage. FD found natural gas concentrations of 5% LEL in the utility closet near the hot water heater and propane gas concentrations of 20% LEL in the garage. FD found the propane tank and a burner on the griddle in the on position. FD shut-off the burner and the tank and placed the tank outside of the garage. FD ventilated the residence and still detected gas concentrations in the utility closet. FD shut-off the gas supply to the hot water heater and ventilated. FD checked the crawl space area and detected elevated gas concentrations.
FD shut-off the gas supply to the residence at the meter and continued air-quality monitoring while ventilating. FD advised to contact Center Point Energy to have the gas lines pressure tested.
July 8 – 2000 blk of SR 41 NW
FD responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries. On arrival, there was airbag deployment with no smoke or fire showing. The driver was out of the vehicle. FD checked the vehicle for hazards while EMS made contact with the driver. EMS cleared the scene on a refusal and FD was released by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.
July 7 – Robinson Road
FD responded to a burning complaint. FD checked the area and were unable to locate a problem.
July 7 – 760 Robinson Road
FD responded to a possible structure fire. On arrival, light smoke was showing in the area. FD met with the occupant who had a small fire in a burn barrel. Another fire was burning in a grill. Both fires were seasoned firewood. FD recommended a minimum distance of 15 feet from any combustible item. FD cleared the scene.
July 7 – 603 Village Ct. Apt. E
FD was requested to assist Fayette County EMS
July 6 – 1500 Robinson Road SE
Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting an odor. of gas inside the jail, requesting it to be checked. FD investigation did not detect any gas leak(s) within two boiler units nor their supply lines. FD checked multiple floor drains but did not detect sewer gas. FD advised to contact maintenance to have the two boilers checked and dump water in the drains.
July 6 – 1238 E. Temple St.
Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office requesting lift assistance with the Fayette County Life Squad. FD provided manpower.
July 6 – 1109 Forest St.
Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting power lines down near the roadway. FD found electric service lines attached at the transformer, broken and pulled away from the structure. FD requested AES to be dispatched to the scene as the service lines were across a driveway and in the street, posing a risk to pedestrians and traffic. FD established a safe area and restricted the flow of traffic and pedestrians. FD marked the hazard with barricades, tall traffic cones and caution tape.
July 6 – Columbus Ave.
Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting a two (2) vehicle accident with injuries. FD did not find any vehicle or accident scene at the time of arriving at the dispatched address. FD was provided with a description of the two (2) vehicles by dispatch and located the parties involved pulled off the roadway in a parking area Northwest of the dispatched location. FD established a safe work area, checked for injuries and checked both vehicles for safety. Officers from the Washington Police Department arrived and assumed control of the scene and released FD units.
July 6 – 1397 Leesburg Ave.
Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting a single vehicle accident, vehicle into a pole in the parking lot. FD did not find any accident involving the parking lot light poles and was advised by dispatch the incident was in front of the home / pharmacy entrance. FD found a single vehicle upright, on all four wheels with no smoke or fire parked in front of the entrance / exit doors and next to the safety bollards at the time of arrival. FD established a safe work area and checked the vehicle for safety. Officers from the Washington CH Police Department maintained control of the scene and released FD units.
July 4 – 4261 US 22 Hwy NE
FD responded to a gas grill on fire. On arrival, FD used a CO2 fire extinguisher to extinguish the fire. FD turned off and unhooked the propane tank. FD cleared the scene.
July 4 – 722 John St.
FD responded to a possible illegal burn. On arrival, FD found the remains of a recliner burning in a fire pit. The occupants were supervising the fire and had a garden hose ready. FD informed the occupant that dry seasoned firewood only is allowed to be burnt in the city and recommended a minimum of 15 feet from any building. The occupants extinguished the fire with their garden hose and FD cleared the scene.
July 4 – US 35 Hwy W
FD responded to a single vehicle motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle. FD arrived on scene and assisted EMS with patient care. FD stood by until released by Fayette County Sheriffs.
July 3 – 632 E. Paint St.
Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting a single vehicle accident into a house, occupant out walking around. FD found a single vehicle into the North-East rear corner of the structure, upright and on all four wheels off the West lane of travel, with no smoke or fire at the time of arrival. FD confirmed with officers from the Washington Police Department there was only one occupant. FD established a safe working area, stabilized the vehicle, placed the vehicle in park, removed the keys and disabled the battery. FD assisted with traffic control and examined the residence for structural stability.
July 3 – 250 Glenn Ave.
Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting a single vehicle into a tree, occupant still inside the vehicle. FD found the vehicle upright and on all four wheels backed away from the tree with no smoke or fire at the time of arrival. FD confirmed there was no entrapment and checked the vehicle for safety.