East Side Review fire blotter Mar. 6-12, 2013

During the week of March 6-12, the St. Paul Fire Department responded to 658 emergency calls. These are a few of the department’s emergency and non-emergency calls.

Dwelling fire
— On March 6 at 5:20 p.m. on the 1600 block of Reaney Avenue fire crews were dispatched for flames coming from a dwelling. Fire crews quickly extinguished the second-floor bedroom fire. The owner left lit candles on a sewing machine stand. Damage is estimated at $58,000.
— On March 7 at 12:25 a.m. on the 1000 block of Forest St., fire crews were dispatched to a report of a dwelling fire. The first arriving fire companies found smoke coming from the entrance door. A candle had been left unattended in the bedroom. A 69-year-old man was evaluated for smoke inhalation. Hospital transport was not needed. Damage is estimated at $10,000.

Unattended cooking
— On March 8 at 8:13 p.m. on the 1100 block of Matilda St., the occupant was heating a frying pan of oil on the stove when she had to check on one of her grandchildren. When she returned, she saw flames from the oil beginning to impinge on the microwave above the stove. She evacuated the family and had a neighbor call 9-1-1. Damage is estimated at $4,500.

Motor vehicle accident
— On March 12 at 6:00 p.m. on Arcade and Wheelock Pkwy. E a 29-year-old woman, stopped at a light, was hit by a vehicle whose driver fell asleep at the wheel. Paramedics assessed both drivers; no transport was needed.

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