A pickup truck landed on its side in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 56

Busy week for Stettler fire crews

On Thursday, July 11, Stettler Regional Fire Department responded to a possible structure fire.

On Thursday, July 11, Stettler Regional Fire Department responded to a possible structure fire.

At about 9:30 p.m., fire crews from Station 1 were dispatched to an oil lease site, just north of Highway 12 west of Nevis. On arrival, operators from the affected oilfield compressor building informed firefighters it was a false alarm.

On Saturday, July 13, Station 1 was called to a three-vehicle collision on the Highway 12 overpass west of Stettler. One person was taken to the Stettler hospital with undetermined injuries. Traffic was halted for several minutes while fire crews cleaned the road from oil and fuel leaks and disconnected the batteries of two vehicles.

On Saturday, July 13, Station 1 was called to a single-vehicle rollover.

At about 4:40 p.m., fire crews responded south of Stettler on Highway 56 to a single vehicle on its side in the west ditch along the highway. On arrival, one male occupant required extrication from the vehicle. He had already been removed from the truck. STARS ambulance was requested to attend, but was unable to respond due to weather conditions.

Stettler EMS transported victims to Stettler and Red Deer hospitals. Both males received serious injuries.

The cause of the crash has not been released. Traffic was halted for several minutes until the vehicle could be removed from the ditch.

On Saturday, July 13, Station 1 was called to an uncontrolled burn along Highway 601 northeast of Stettler. At 8:49 p.m., fire crews were dispatched to a small fire north of the highway that appeared to be out of control. Firefighters doused the small flames and the surrounding grass.

— Fire Response Report

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