Fire Log

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Fire Log for the Two Weeks Ending June 27 The Lincoln Fire Department responded to 135 calls for service during the two weeks ending June 27. The incident totals and types included: 96 Medical Aids 9 Fires – Including two mutual-aid calls to Placer County, one grass fire fought by a Rocklin Fire Engine where Lincoln Fire resources were committed to fires and one golf-cart fire. 5 Public Assists 4 Hazardous Conditions – Including one unknown substance in a storm drain 15 Good Intent Calls 6 False Alarms The Lincoln Fire Department was dispatched to nine fires, including a 35-acre fire just west of the city. Several structures were threatened but none were damaged due to the quick actions of firefighters from Lincoln, CalFire, Roseville and Rocklin. Firefighters worked well into the night before the fire was declared controlled. CalFire is handling the fire’s investigation. During the same time period, firefighters from Rocklin were called in to battle another fire near the railroad tracks on Highway 65 and Sterling Parkway. The fire was started when a crew contracted by Union Pacific Railroad was performing weed abatement and their string trimmer caught fire. The worker dropped the flaming machine to the ground, starting a half-acre grass fire. Over the past few weeks, there have been a few golf-cart fires. Like many of the previous fires, the latest nearly consumed the golf cart. Investigating these types of fires is difficult due to how quickly the fire spreads. It is a good practice to adequately maintain both golf carts and NEV’s, along with having a fire extinguisher readily available to contain fires when they are small. During the Fourth of July holiday, the Lincoln Fire Department would like to remind everyone that only California State Fire Marshal-approved “Safe and Sane” fireworks are legal in the city of Lincoln and only when used properly. Modifications, alterations and using in an inappropriate location are all violations of the law. The use and possession of illegal fireworks can be a felony. Information was provided by the Lincoln Fire Department. If you need more information, please call 645-4040 .