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— Around 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 5, the Turlock Fire Department dispatched Engine 31 and Squad 32 for a report of a vehicle that struck a pedestrian at N. Center Street and N. Golden State Boulevard. Firefighters found the injured pedestrian on Golden State Boulevard. The pedestrian had sustained head trauma, a possible broken left hip, a broken right ankle and right arm pain. Crews worked to control the patient’s bleeding and placed them in a full C-spine precautions. The patient was taken to Memorial Medical Center for treatment. The Turlock Police Department is investigating the collision.

— At 2:11 a.m. on Oct. 7, the fire department responded to a vehicle collision in which a car smashed into a wall at N. Olive Avenue and E. Main Street. Two people were in the vehicle at the time of the collision. One needed assistance to get out of the smashed sedan. Both had minor injuries and were taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital. The collision is under investigation by the Turlock Police Department.

— The fire department treated four people suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning around 9 p.m. on Oct. 7. The fire department responded to a call of a carbon monoxide alarm going off at a Turlock apartment. Firefighters found four people outside the apartment showing symptoms from the carbon monoxide. A check of the apartment with a monitor found high levels of carbon monoxide. American Medical Response assessed and treated the four individuals and all refused transport to a hospital. Firefighters checked the other apartments and did not find any other issues. Pacific Gas and Electric came to the scene and made the needed repairs so that the apartment was safe for the residents.

— The Turlock Fire Department and the Turlock Rural Fire Department were both called out Oct. 11 to battle a blaze consuming a mobile home in the area of W. Main Street and Faith Home Road. The first crews to arrive found the mobile home fully ablaze. The initial water attack had to be done from a distance because of burned live powerlines hanging low between the fire engines and the mobile home. Once Turlock Irrigation District shut off the power, the firefighters could move in closer and battle the flames burning under the roof of the mobile home.