Fire call doused east of Highway 56

A fire call Tuesday morning near the eastern border of the County of Stettler turned out to be “a non-emergency”

A fire call Tuesday morning near the eastern border of the County of Stettler turned out to be “a non-emergency” for the Stettler Regional Fire Department.

Crews were called to a reported structure fire on Secondary Highway 601, about 17 miles east of Highway 56.

“But when we got there, it was just a small fire in a pellet stove,” said Deputy Fire Chief Etienne Brugman.

“It didn’t do any damage, as it was really a non-fire.”

Fire crews have been relatively quiet over the past few weeks, with limited calls.

A year ago, crews had to enforce a ban on outdoor burning after a dry winter with low amounts of snow.

Stettler Regional Fire Department plans to stage its annual recruitment campaign in about a month.