There were several types of calls during the past week for Rockdale and South Milam County volunteer fire departments:
• 9:58 a.m. Dec. 17, lift chair sparking, 340 Ackerman, Rockdale VFD.
• 5:07 p.m. Friday, Gause VFD responded to report of a fire in a pear orchard, turned out to be a controlled burn in Robertson County.
• 12:36 p.m. Saturday, call to shed smoking, 721 Ackerman, and discovered a wood stove, no fire.
• 4:04 p.m. Monday, Rockdale
VFD responded to call of a “branch on fire in a ditch,” responding volunteers found a controlled burn and the call was canceled.
Rockdale volunteers were also called to three traffic accidents during the week.