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Fire and accident calls for the week ending Sept. 25

• The fire department responded to a vehicle crash at the intersection of 160th Street and Goodwin Avenue at 12:55 p.m. Sept. 20. One person reported injuries.

• Two vehicles were involved in a collision at 7:28 a.m. Sept. 21 at the intersection of North Frontage Road and General Sieben Drive. A 16-year-old Hastings female was driving northbound on General Sieben Drive when a vehicle pulled out in front of her and she had to brake to avoid hitting it. Another 16-year-old Hastings female was looking back to change lanes, didn't see the car stopped in front of her and hit the first vehicle from behind. There were no injuries.

• Police responded to a report of a hit-and-run in the Cub Foods parking lot Sept. 21. Irene Schneider, 63 of Hastings, had come out of the store and noticed damage to the rear bumper of her vehicle. Police reviewed surveillance covering the time Schneider was in the store but did not see any collision and determined the damage had been done elsewhere.

• Three vehicles were involved in a series of rear-end crashes at the intersection of North Frontage Road and General Sieben Drive at 7:33 a.m. Sept. 21. While driving north on General Sieben Drive,a 17-year-old Hastings female made an emergency stop for a vehicle in front of her that had stopped suddenly for pedestrians in the road. A 17-year-old Hastings male rear-ended the female and was himself rear-ended by a third driver, a 17-year-old Hastings male. There were no injuries.

• Firefighters extinguished a building fire in the 5900 block of East 200th Street Sept. 22. The fire was reported at 9:49 p.m. Sept. 21. When firefighters arrived, they found a tin pole barn fully engulfed in flames. Inside the barn was stored approximately 300 bales of hay, which had spontaneously combusted and fueled the fire.

It took the efforts of four departments - Hastings, Rosemount, Randolph-Hampton and Miesville - to suppress the fire, said Assistant Fire and EMS Director John Townsend. Five water tenders were put to use soaking the area around the fire to prevent it from spreading to nearby buildings and dousing the burning structure.

The fire was pretty typical, as far as pole barn fires go, Townsend said. As the fire burned, the tin walls of the structure fell into the building. Firefighters had to remove these pieces to expose the root of the fire. The unusual fuel load in the building kept them on scene until about 7 a.m. the next morning. No one was injured in the incident. The building was a total loss.

• Firefighters responded to a report of a hazardous material in the Dakota County Juvenile Detention Center at 1:52 p.m. Sept. 22. Upon investigation they found a chemical smell caused by ant pesticide. The building was ventilated.

• A crash was reported at 5:59 p.m. Sept. 25 at the intersection of Highway 52 and 180th Street. An all-terrain vehicle had rolled over. Responders provided advanced life support to the driver.

386- A rubbish fire was reported in the street in the 600 block of West Seventh Street. Firefighters extinguished the fire, which was reported at 7:44 p.m. Sept. 25.

Information for this report is compiled from both the Hastings police and fire departments.