Cooking-related alarms kept firefighters busy on the weekend

The Estevan Fire Rescue Service was kept busy with cooking-related calls during the weekend.

Firefighters were called to a residential fire alarm in west Estevan on Sept. 7. Crews determined it was a false alarm.

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The following morning, they were called to a commercial fire alarm at a business in west Estevan. Upon arrival, it was also determined to be false in nature.

Later on Sept. 8, they were called to a residential fire alarm in the south end of the city that proved to be a cooking-related false alarm.  

No damage occurred to the structures affected by the alarms. 

Also last week, the fire department was called to a single-vehicle accident on the Rafferty Dam access road on Sept. 5. Nobody was injured, and no entrapments occurred.

“A truck was pulling a trailer that tipped over in the ditch,” said Deputy Fire Chief Rick Davies. “One thing we did have to deal with was a diesel fuel spill. So we had a local contractor come out and help us clean that up, and that was all contained.”

They were also dispatched to the three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Fourth Street and Kensington Avenue on Sept. 6. Crews responded to help clean up fluid leaks and de-energize the vehicles.

Firefighters were called to a commercial alarm at the Estevan Leisure Centre on Sept. 6. Once they arrived, they found it was the alarm for the chlorine room, but it was deemed to be a false alarm due to a power surge at the time.

In other recent news for the department, Fire Chief Dale Feser has been in Ottawa, as he was in attendance at the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s annual ceremony on Sunday.

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