Firefighters contend with crash, flaming bales and house fire

Last Saturday, Station 1 of Stettler Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a two-vehicle collision in Erskine.

Last Saturday, Station 1 of Stettler Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a two-vehicle collision in Erskine.

At 8:05 p.m., fire crews responded to a 911 call about a van under a boat, which was being pulled by a truck, along Highway 12 in Erskine.

The firefighters soon disconnected the batteries and cleaned up fluid spills on the highway.

Injuries weren’t believed to be serious, and the cause is still under investigation.

Last Sunday, Station 1 and Station 3 were dispatched to bales on fire.

At 7:15 a.m., fire crews from both stations arrived to a field north of Stettler near Donalda, where 30 round bales were on fire.

The bales were moved to an open field, where the fire crews provided fire suppression for several hours.

There was no immediate word this week on the cause of the fire.

Last Sunday, Station 1 was dispatched to a structure fire.

At 1:40 p.m., fire crews responded to a 911 call of a house on fire along 44 Avenue in Stettler.

On arrival, smoke was showing out of a single-family dwelling.

Firefighters had to reroute traffic for multiple hours while they worked to extinguish the fire.

The house suffered major damage, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Everyone in the house escaped safely, and no injuries were reported.

— Fire & Recue Report

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