Accident report for the week ending Oct. 9
Erin McClellan, 21 of Hastings, reported that her vehicle had been struck while parked in the Cub Foods parking lot sometime between noon and 5 p.m. Oct. 3. When McClellan returned to her car she found a cracked headlight and a dented corner panel with black paint transfer. Police have no suspects.
A grass fire was reported near the intersection of Spring and Sixth streets at 1:58 p.m. Oct. 4. Pieces of a ceramic insulator from a power pole fell to the ground and ignited a small grass and leaf fire. Firefighters extinguished the fire and notified Xcel Energy.
A building fire at an assisted living center in the 1300 block of Lincoln Lane occupied firefighters for about two hours Oct. 5. A fire was found in the area of a bathroom ceiling fan at 2:40 p.m. Firefighters evacuated the residents and removed the fan.
Firefighters extinguished a fire in the Walmart parking lot at 1:52 p.m. Oct. 6. Woodchips in the landscaped area of the west parking lot were found on fire. Discarded cigarette butts were found in the area.
A 16-year-old Hastings driver struck a stoplight at the intersection of 15th and Vermillion streets at 6:40 p.m. Oct. 6. The driver told police he wasn't paying attention and looked the other way while making a turn from 15th Street onto Vermillion Street. He made the turn too tight and struck the pole. The pole was not damaged, but the vehicle sustained at least $1,000 in damage. There were no injuries.
Firefighters responded to a grass fire at 1:10 p.m. Oct. 7 in the 21000 block of Ravenna Trail. The property owner had burned a brush pile under permit prior to the current burn ban and high winds uncovered leftover embers and blew them into the nearby woods. The embers ignited leaves and brush there and burned an area roughly 50 feet by 50 feet. A downhill slope and early detection helped firefighters control and extinguish the blaze, Assistant Fire and EMS Director John Townsend said. Firefighters also extinguished the remains of the permitted fire.
A fire in a soybean field was reported at 2:15 p.m. Oct. 7 at the intersection of 160th Street and Goodwin Avenue. The reporting party, who was in a combine, used his fire extinguisher to put out the fire and requested the fire department wet the area. The cause of the fire was undetermined.
Two vehicles collided when both drivers tried to move through the intersection of Vermillion Street and County Road 47 under a yellow light. Melissa Paulus, 36 of Inver Grove Heights, was northbound on Vermillion Street waiting to turn west. She said the light was yellow and she made her turn onto CR 47 assuming an oncoming vehicle would stop for the yellow light. Robin Anderson, 57 of St. Louis Park, said the light was yellow and she was driving straight when Paulus pulled in front of her. There were no injuries, but there was at least $1,000 in damage. The crash occurred at 3:48 p.m. Oct. 8.
The fire department responded to a crash involving a motorcycle and a vehicle at 12:27 p.m. Oct. 9 at the intersection of St. Croix Trail South and 190th Street. One person reported injuries.
Information for this report is compiled from the Hastings police and fire department reports.