BUSY WEEKEND: Firefighters Tackle 8 Fires
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.