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Fire and crash report for the week ending March 5

Monday, Feb. 27

Two vehicles backed into each other trying to back out of their parking spots in the Walmart parking lot at 2 p.m. Feb. 27.

While driving a Stearns County vehicle, Patricia Smith, 44 of St. Cloud, struck a call box at the Juvenile Service Center at 2:25 p.m. Feb. 27. The call box was not damaged.

Tuesday, Feb. 28

An electrical heater malfunctioned and caught fire in a home in the 1300 block of Lincoln Lane. Firefighters responded to the call at 12:14 p.m. Feb. 28. The fire had been extinguished by the time they arrived, and the fire did not spread.

A 17-year-old Hastings boy drove into a light pole at 3:21 p.m. Feb. 28 in the 100 block of Sieben Crest Lane. The driver said he was pulling out of the parking lot to make a left turn when he dropped an object on the floor. When he reached down to pick it up, he hit the curb and the pole, snapping the pole off and causing light damage to the vehicle. No one was injured.

Firefighters responded to a report of a downed power line at the intersection of highways 61 and 316 at 11:02 p.m. Feb. 28, but found nothing when they arrived.

Wednesday, Feb. 29

A power line was reported downed at the intersection of Highway 95 and 90th Street at 12:39 a.m. Feb. 29. Firefighters noted that the power line was down, but not arcing. Xcel Energy was contacted.

Firefighters responded to a one-vehicle crash at the intersection of Ravenna Trail and County Road 291 at 6:46 a.m. Feb. 29. No injuries were reported.

Police responded to a single-vehicle rollover at 6:43 a.m. Feb. 29 at the intersection of LeDuc Drive and Ravenna Trail. Sandra McCoy, 61 of Hastings, was driving westbound on Ravenna Trail when she lost control and rolled over in the south ditch. The roadway was icy and slushy. No injuries were reported.

While responding to a rollover at 6:56 a.m. Feb. 29, officers were informed of another rollover on the opposite side of the intersection of LeDuc Drive and Ravenna Trail. The officer found a car on its roof but no one inside. The driver, Erik McBeath, 40 of Hastings, returned about 20 minutes later and said he had been driving eastbound at about 30 miles per hour when he slid onto the north shoulder, then into a culvert. The vehicle struck a cement barrier and flipped. McBeath said he was sore but declined treatment.

A vehicle struck a street sign at the intersection of General Sieben Drive and Highway 55 at 7:32 a.m. Feb. 29. James Fransen, 30 of Hastings, tried to maneuver around a vehicle in front of him that had applied its brakes suddenly. Fransen lost control and hit the sign. No injuries were reported.

Thursday, March 1

Three vehicles were involved in a crash near General Sieben Drive and Highway 55 at 1:55 p.m. March 1. Patricia Campbell, 84 of Hastings, was crossing from the Cub Foods parking lot to the Target parking lot and didn't see there was a vehicle on the road. After the two collided, Campbell was pushed into a third vehicle. Campbell was cited for failure to yield. No injuries were reported.

Saturday, March 3

Firefighters responded to an alarm in an apartment in the 1100 block of Bahls Drive at 1:26 a.m. March 3. Upon arrival they found smoke from bacon grease had tripped the detector and there was no fire.

Monday, March 5

The fire department received a call regarding a possible structure fire at a home in the 900 block of Ramsey Street at 8:18 a.m. March 5. A neighbor had seen steam coming from the home's dryer vent and thought it was smoke.

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