Flagstaff firefighters busy with emergency calls

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Flagstaff Fire Department responded to an above-average amount of calls for emergency services over the weekend as snow drifted into the area.

On Saturday and Sunday, the Fire Department responded to 49 emergency calls, including vehicle accidents, gas leaks, downed power lines and medical issues, according to firefighter Paul Sanders.

Sanders said in one incident, a vehicle was stuck on train tracks and was unable to get adequate traction to clear from the path of an oncoming train.

There were no fatalities and only one person was transported to a hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

As inclement weather continues to impact most of Northern Arizona on Monday, the Flagstaff Fire Department reminds everyone to drive exceptionally cautiously at all times, especially on days when driving conditions are less than favorable.