Local firefighters and EMS helped on Tuesday to rescue a group of stranded boaters at Lake Somerville.

(courtesy photo via U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -
Fort Worth District)

Around 8 p.m., the Brenham Fire Department, Rocky Creek Volunteer Fire Department and Washington County EMS were dispatched to the 500 block of Marina Road for a water rescue.

Rocky Creek firefighters arrived on location to find three people on their boat that would not start. 

The Brenham Fire Department made it to the scene, but Rocky Creek units were already bringing the boat onto shore.  No one was injured.

The call was one of four on the day for the Brenham Fire Department.  All other calls were responses to alarms.

At 10:45 a.m., firefighters were called out to Silver Sage Assisted Living, 1121 Prairie Lea Street.  Nothing was showing from the exterior of the building, but they eventually found that dishwasher steam set the alarm off.  The alarm was reset and units returned to service.

At 1:15 p.m., BFD members responded to DaVita Brenham Dialysis, 2815 Highway 36 South.  Upon finding nothing on the outside, they discovered a bad smoke detector in the A/C duct and advised an alarm company come out to replace the detector.

Shortly before 1:30 p.m., units went out to Brenham High School, 525 A H Ehrig Drive.  They found nothing on the exterior, but they spoke to an employee and learned that the alarm company was coming to repair the system.

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