Last Saturday, March 9, Stettler Regional Fire Department responded to a Hazmat call.
At about 6:05 p.m., fire crews were dispatched to the intersection of Highway 12 and 70 Street, just northwest of the Wal-Mart parking lot, where an oilfield semi-truck had struck the power pole, causing the power lines to fall onto the truck and triggering some electrical arcing.
Crews stayed on the scene for about two hours, after having closed that section of 70 Street, directing traffic and keeping the public out of the area.
No injuries were sustained. ATCO power arrived soon after to install a new power line and pole.
On Friday, March 1, Stettler Regional Fire Department Station 1 was called to assist Station 2 in a fire investigation. At about 9 p.m., fire crews arrived at the rural residence along Highway 835, northwest of Big Valley, to discover a trailer loaded with hay bales was on fire.
Fire crews worked long into the night to extinguish the blaze, and though the owner was able to detach the semi from the front of the trailer, all 20 hay bales were destroyed in the fire.
— STETTLER FIRE AND RESCUE