A variety of different calls kept the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department busy during September, calls are already up by 82 from this point in 2020.
The four fire calls in September include a grass fire, 9/11 memorial stair climb, attendance at the Orthman Community YMCA Transportation Day and a funeral in Overton.
Fire units had a total of 154 miles last month. Last year, September 2020, there were five calls and 70 to date. Now in September 2021, there have been 103 calls to date, up by 33.
There were 46 rescue calls last month, 29 medical assists, two vehicle accidents, one invalid call, two cancelled calls and 10 standbys, nine for football games and one for a race at the Dawson County Raceway.
It was noted football standbys constituted much of the man hours during the month.