Newark Police were responding to an emergency medical call on
Wednesday evening on Robertson Avenue.
“There were some evacuations of residents as a precaution,” said Commander Mike
Carroll, of the Newark Police.
Patch readers asked us what happened last night via email and our Facebook Page.
One Patch reader said that she saw four fire trucks, an ambulance, and at least six police cars “racing up Robertson" to a house near Birch Park at about 5:30 p.m.
First responders said they cannot release details about the incident, because it was a medical call. The person’s name must be withheld to protect their privacy. The person who required medical assistance was transported to a nearby hospital and is safe, according to Newark Police.
Police say nearby residents are not in any danger.
An Alameda County Fire Protection District spokesperson said firefighters were responding to multiple emergencies around that time.
Firefighters responded to a report of a gas leak in a building located in the 5700 block of Robertson Avenue at 5:24 p.m.
At 5:33 they were sent to a medical emergency on Cedar Boulevard. Six minutes later, firefighters were responding to a report of a structure fire on Arden Street.
So while residents saw many different types of emergency response vehicles, they were not all going to the same place.
This article was updated at 6:34 p.m. to add perspective from the Fire Protection District.