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Area beat: Nov. 9, 2016

Americus Fire & Emergency Services

• Firefighters responded to 29 calls for medical assistance.
• Firefighters responded to Mayo Street and Oglethorpe Avenue to a report or a traffic accident with injuries. They were notified by EMS that their assistance was not needed.
• Firefighters responded to Tripp Street to a traffic accident.
• Firefighters responded to Crawford Street to a traffic accident.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm at Advance Auto Parts, 1118 E. Lamar St. It was a false alarm.
• Firefighters stood by for a football game at Americus-Sumter County High School, 805 Harrold Ave. While there a power line arced and power to the football stadium was lost for a while.
• Firefighters responded to a report of a wild fire on Cherokee Street. They found a 30’ x 30’ brush/grass fire which they extinguished.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm at the Best Western Windsor Hotel, 125 W. Lamar St. It was found the alarm in the basement was activated due to dust.
• Firefighters responded to a report of a grass fire on Peyton Circle. Upon arrival, they found someone burning papers in a barrel and it had spread into the grass.
• Firefighters responded to a building fire on Norman Cole Street, which is under investigation.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at East Lamar and Tripp streets.
• Firefighters responded to North Jackson Street to a report of an oxygen tank explosion. Upon investigation, they determined that the power cord to an oxygen respirator shorted and melted in half. There was no explosion and there were no hazards. The homeowner was advised to contact the manufacturer of the product.