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Napa Fire Crews Wrap Up Busy Year

The city of Napa's fire crews ran 7,644 calls for service in 2012, Napa Fire Capt. Steve Becker said, calling it “the highest number I can remember, taking into consideration we did not have any significant disasters.”

While many Napa residents were ringing in 2013 with party festivities Monday night, Napa Fire personnel were racing from one call to another, according to Napa Fire Capt. Steve Becker.

As of 8 a.m. New Year's Day, Napa Fire crews had run 7,644 calls for service in 2012, Becker said, calling the total "the highest number I can remember, taking into consideration we did not have any significant disasters in 2012.”

To read about some of the fires Napa crews fought in 2012, please see:

  • Strip Mall Fire Burns Napa Stores
  • Car Fire Spreads to Homes on E Street
  • Dogs Flee Fire as Water Main Blows

From 5 p.m., Monday to 8 a.m. Tuesday, fire crews from the four Napa fire stations responded to 15 calls, Becker said.

Other than a two-car crash that landed a victim in the hospital with moderate injuries, most of the dispatch calls were routine, including a chimney fire, medical aid and a disturbance on Main Street in downtown Napa, he said.

The accident, involving two vehicles on First and Jefferson streets, sent one person to Queen of the Valley Medical Center, Becker said. He was not able to provide names and any other details of the collision. He said. 

The intersection at First and Jefferson streets was shut down for about 30 minutes.

For all our latest fire coverage, please see our Fire Watch topic page at napavalley.patch.com/topics/Fire-Watch.

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MICHAEL P WILSON "Independent Kid" January 02, 2013 at 06:30 PM
Wow 20 calls per day Busy Busy. Why would the FD be responding a disturbance on Main Street?

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