Pair of pickup trucks collide at intersection

Stettler Regional Fire Department Station 1 responded to two calls Monday.

Stettler Regional Fire Department Station 1 responded to two calls Monday.

The first was at 9:23 a.m., when fire crews were called to a motor vehicle collision at the highways 11 and 21 intersection.

A northbound pickup truck failed to stop at the stop sign and collided with a westbound pickup, striking the vehicle on its box.

Two people — one from each vehicle — were sent by ground ambulance to Stettler and Red Deer hospitals with undetermined injuries. Air bags were deployed in both vehicles.

At about 3 p.m. Monday, fire crews were called to a stubble field fire north of Stettler.

About five acres were burned, and it’s believed the fire started from a combine.

Last Saturday, Stettler Regional Fire Department stations 1 and 2 responded to a grass fire south of the intersection of Township Road 37-0 and Range Road 20-4.

A wheel loader had been moving dirt in the area and it’s believed that when the equipment struck a rock, a spark resulted, starting nearby grass to ignite on fire.

Because of the high winds at the time, the fire spread quickly, but only two acres of land were burnt. No structures were threatened and no injuries were reported.