2019-02-06 / For The Record

EMA answers 25 fire calls

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 25 fire calls during the past week.

They included 10 rescues, five brush/grass fires, one fire/ smoke alarm, three public service calls, two smoke scares, one structure fire, one vehicle fire and two unspecified calls.

The agency also answered 83 patients’ calls during the period. Of those, 53 resulted in transports, including 32 to Augusta hospitals and one to another out of county hospital. Thirty five of the calls were determined to be emergencies and 18 were non-emergent.

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