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New Waverly FD – Weekly Blotter

New Waverly Firefighters responded to 35 calls for service this week, including two house fires and numerous motor vehicle accidents.

Sunday, March 19th

A pickup truck rolled over on FM 2296 ejecting one victim, Firefighters and EMS treated victim and transported him to the hospital

New Waverly Firefighters and EMS responded to 3 other calls for medical emergencies

Monday, March 20th

New Waverly Firefighters were called to assist with a wildfire on US 190, and a major accident with injuries on Hwy 75

That afternoon, all New Waverly stations responded to a house fire on Pineridge Rd, off FM 2296, in all 7 New Waverly apparatus responded with over a dozen firefighters to the initial call. Firefighters were called in from several other departments to relieve the New Waverly crews due to high temperatures and humidity.

New Waverly Firefighters also responded to several other calls for service on Monday, including 2 wildfires, a medical emergency and setting up a landing zone for a Lifeflight helicopter.

Tuesday, March 21st

Fire crews responded to 2 major accidents on I45 near the County line,  2 medical emergencies and a call for stray livestock in the roadway

Wednesday, March 22nd

Firefighters were called to 2 medical emergencies, a fire on the railroad tracks near FM 2793 and an accident on I45 north of New Waverly

Thursday, March 23rd

Two New Waverly engine companies responded at 3 am to a major accident on I45 near FM 1374 when a pickup truck ran into the rear of an 18 wheeler traveling on the freeway. The driver of the pickup was severely injured and after extrication from his vehicle was transported by EMS to a trauma center.

Later that morning, a New Waverly Engine and Booster responded to a skid steer tractor on fire in the Texas Grand Ranch development off FM 1374.  Firefighters also responded to 2 other service calls when trees or powerlines blocked a roadway and two boosters and an Engine company assisted Montgomery County Firefighters with a wildfire off Billnoski Rd.

Later that evening a Booster responded with the department’s off road UTV firefighting vehicle to assist Huntsville and Crabb’s Prairie firefighters with a wildfire off Hwy 30.

Friday, March 24th

In addition to other calls for service, firefighters extinguished a wildfire on Rogers Rd Friday afternoon caused by a downed power line.

Saturday, March 25th

Two New Waverly Engine Companies responded to assist Huntsville Fire with a working house fire on Southwood Drive.  Crews from Engine 71 and Engine 72 performed roof and interior operations before the fire was brought under control.

Saturday afternoon, Fire and EMS crews responded to a life threatening medical emergency in the National Forest, treating and transporting a bicycle race participant.  Later that evening crews responded to a another medical emergency at the Stubblefield Lake campground and motor vehicle accidents in the Phelps Community and on I45.

Information and photos courtesy of NWVFD

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