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Published: Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 8:55 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 8:55 a.m.

The Petaluma Fire Department received 24 medical and 67 fire or other emergency calls from Jan. 21 through Jan. 27. Here are some of the incidents:

Monday, Jan. 21

1:31 p.m. — Units headed to 320 6th St. for a full alarm assignment involving a fire in a detached garage that was being used as a musical band practice area. Firefighters arrived to find smoke and fire coming from the open main door on the first floor of the garage. A resident was spraying the house, as well as two painters who had been working next door. Firefighters extinguished the fire, finding the majority of the damage just inside and to the right of the main door. An investigation found that the fire had started on or near a plastic table that held numerous electronics and musical devices, as well as a lamp. A resident told officials that he may have left the lamp on Sunday night. The cause of the fire was deemed accidental and undetermined but most likely stemmed from an electrical failure in the wiring of the lamp, officials said.

Tuesday, Jan. 22

2:17 p.m. — Firefighters were called to the northbound lane of Highway 101 just south of San Antonio Road to address a rollover vehicle accident. One patient was taken to the hospital.

Wednesday, Jan. 23

1:20 p.m. — Firefighters were called to 1295 San Antonio Rd. in order to extricate a patient from the scene of a vehicle accident. A truck was on its side, off the roadway. The passenger of the vehicle had climbed out, but the driver was still in the cab, having released his seat belt and fallen to the passenger side door. He was conscious and said he had back pain and was unable to move. Rescue workers removed the windshield he and was taken to the hospital along with the passenger, who said he had leg pain.

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