The Estevan Fire Rescue Service has had a busy start to their day on Monday, with two calls before 9 a.m.
The first was a commercial fire alarm in central Estevan at about 7 a.m. According to Fire Chief Dale Feser, once crews arrived on scene and inspected the fire alarm panel, it was determined that there was a flow switch initiation, indicating a sprinkler head was active.
“Crews did assess the entire building to find that there were no sprinkler heads active, thank goodness, but there was water moving some place within the infrastructure of the sprinkler system, so it looks like it was due to a minor leak within the system that they’re going to have to get repaired, as it dropped pressure levels, initiating the alarm,” said Feser.
Then at 8:30 a.m., they were called to another commercial fire alarm in south central Estevan. Crews arrived to find an issue with a malfunctioning furnace, setting off detection devices in the duct work system.
A plumbing company was able to gain access to the furnace duct work system to find the cause, and the problem self-extinguished.
Proper ventilation was needed before the fire alarm panel could be reset.