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BUSY WEEKEND: Firefighters Tackle 8 Fires

Posted on: 5:17 pm, December 2, 2013, by

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The holiday weekend meant more work for the Des Moines Fire Department.

One of the eight fires they were called to since Friday was caused by a cigarette according to investigators.

The home owner was treated for minor injuries.

In addition to the fires, the department was also called to assist with 82-investigations.  They involved smoke alarms, unauthorized burns and building sprinkler systems.

Firefighters were also called to help with 181-medical calls over the holiday weekend.

The fire department says it’s on pace to break last year’s record of nearly 21,000 calls.


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