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Fire and accident report for the week ending Feb. 6

Tuesday, Jan. 31

A mattress leaning against the north side of Graphic Design was found on fire at 5:07 p.m. Jan. 31. Firefighters extinguished the fire, which did not spread to the building. The cause of the fire was undetermined.

A business in the 100 block of East Second Street reported smelling natural gas in the rear of the building at 5:44 p.m. Jan. 31. Responders also noticed an odor, but a gas monitor reported no presence of gas. The fire department notified the gas company and waited at the scene until the gas company arrived.

A two vehicle crash was reported at 12:09 p.m. Jan. 31 in the 1800 block of Oak Street. Nicholas Wasylik, 67 of Hastings, was backing out of a driveway and ran into another vehicle driving on the road. Wasylik reported a bush was blocking his view and he couldn't see the other vehicle. He reported some back pain but declined transport to the hospital. Damage was estimated at more than $1,000.

Thursday, Feb. 2

While driving at about 7 a.m. Feb. 2, Steven Green, 41 of Hastings, hit a patch of ice and slid into a tree in the 200 block of General Sieben Drive. Police noted it was still dark out with heavy fog and temperatures near freezing. No injuries were reported.

Monday, Feb. 6

A gas leak was reported at a home in the 100 block of East Eighth Street at 9:06 a.m. Feb. 6. Firefighters smelled gas when they arrived and found a leak near the boiler. They shut the valve and notified CenterPoint Energy.

Information for this report is obtained from both the Hastings Police and Fire departments.