The Washington Fire Department recently responded to the following:
TRASH FIRE: 3:13 p.m., 1205 S. Elm St., Christman Park – Received report of a trash can smoking at Christman Park. FD found the smoking receptacle and extinguished the fire.
COMBINE FIRE: 1:17 p.m., 4000 Block of Washington Waterloo Road NE – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting a combine fire in the field. FD found heavy black smoke with the rear half of the combine fully involved and the crop immediately surrounding the machine involved at the time of arrival. FD extinguished both fire. FD investigation determined the cause to be electrical/mechanical equipment failure located towards the rear and mid-ship of the combine and corroborated by witness statements.
FIRE: 10:23 a.m., 300 W. Court St. – Received report of a fire under the Court Street bridge. on arrival FD found a camp fire and extinguished it.
VEHICLE ACCIDENT: 8:49 p.m., Old US Route 35 – Received report of a semi rollover. On arrival FD found the truck on its side in the ditch with power lines and cable laying on it. FD contacted DP&L to disconnect the power and remove a utility pole laying on top of the trailer. FD checked for leaking fluids and found minimal amount of diesel.
MUTUAL AIDE: 9:29 p.m., N. North Street – Medical assist.
HOT SMELL: 9:52 p.m., 1215 Gregg St. – Received report of a hot smell. On arrival FD found a hot smell coming from the furnace. Occupant state the building maintenance had been contacted and was on the way. FD shut off the power to the unit.
JUVENILE STUCK IN TREE: 2:35 p.m., 110 Eyman Park Dr. – Received call reporting a juvenile stuck in a tree out over the water. FD found a single male juvenile still stuck on a tree branch over top of a pond at the time of arrival. FD placed ladders and assisted with the juvenile to safety.
UNAUTHORIZED BLAZE: 2:59 p.m., 919 N. North St. – FD noted a moderate amount of smoke and a large pile of trees and brush near the source while out and working a separate and adjacent incident. FD found multiple large trees and brush being piled up and in the process of being burnt at the time of arrival. FD explained the burning laws and regulations and extinguished the unauthorized fire.
ARCING POWER LINES: 5:29 p.m., Albin Ave. – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and multiple phone calls reporting power lines and a transformer arcing. FD found crossed power lines arcing at the time of arrival. FD established a safe area and requested DP&L.
ALARM ACTIVATION: 9:24 a.m., 1809 Columbus Ave. – Received report of an alarm activation. On arrival FD found the cause of the alarm to be from persons smoking in their room. Management advised this has been an ongoing issue. FD and PD spoke to the occupants who advised they would smoke outside in the future.
MUTUAL AIDE: 2:10 p.m., Jamison Road – Medical assist.
TRASH FIRE: 5:45 p.m., 205 N. Glenn Ave. – Received report of a trash fire. On arrival FD found a trash receptacle burning. FD extinguished the fire which melted the trash can and scored a junction box.