The Lincoln Fire Department responded to 45 calls for service during the weeks ending Jan. 2 and Jan. 9. The incident totals and types included: 86 Emergency Medical Service calls - (Medical Aids) 2 Fire – Including a trash-can fire 1 Hazardous Condition – Including a natural-gas leak 8 Public Assists 8 Good Intents 2 False Alarms The Lincoln Fire Department was dispatched to a trashcan fire in which two trashcans ignited next to a local residence. The fire developed quickly and was going up the side of the house when two city of Lincoln Public Service employees driving by saw the fire. The men first went to assist with evacuating the house that was not occupied, quickly grabbed a garden hose, and with the help of a neighbor, put the fire out. When firefighters arrived, most of the fire was extinguished but the house needed to be checked to see if there was hidden or remaining fire. The actions of the individuals saved the home from possible destruction. The hazardous-condition call was for a gas leak in the hallway of a residence. When firefighters arrived, they checked the house for the leak’s source. The firefighters found that the flex tube supplying the heater with gas had torn off. Firefighters contacted PG&E representatives and waited until they arrived to assist with securing the gas line. The Lincoln Fire Department wishes you a safe and happy new year with a reminder that early notification of emergencies is usually critical to a more positive outcome. Information was provided by the Lincoln Fire Department. If you need further information, please call 645-4040.