Downtown assault, car fire, two-vehicle crash – busy night for Fredericton first responders

It was a busy Friday night for first responders in and around the City of Fredericton.

Officials with the Fredericton Fire Department say they responded to several calls for service.

One of those calls was a two-vehicle crash at the corner of Union and Cliffe streets shortly before 9:30 p.m.

Paramedics transported one person to hospital with minor injuries.

At around 10:46 p.m., firefighters responded to a vehicle fire on Tower Road in Marysville.

The blaze was contained to the car, which was parked beside a home, and no one was hurt.

Less than 30 minutes later, crews also responded to a chimney fire on the outskirts of Fredericton on Kingsley Road.

Fire officials say the blaze was quickly brought under control and there was no damage to the home.

Meanwhile the Fredericton Police Force responded to 33 calls for service overnight.

Sgt. Sean Clark said they responded to a fight in the parking lot of a downtown drinking establishment around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

Clark said friends of the victim, who was knocked unconscious, got him into a vehicle and left before police showed up.

He said the possible suspects in the incident had also fled the scene by the time officers arrived.

Clark said officers also arrested two alleged impaired drivers – one for impaired driving, the other for refusal.