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UFD has busy May with 14 calls for service

Unity Fire Chief, Dwaine Kopp, commends home owner in Unity for helping knock down fire before it got out of control

UNITY — Unity Fire Chief Dwaine Kopp said May was a busy month for the Unity Fire Department.

This division of protective services had three calls for structural fires, and one mutual aid assist call from the Kerrobert Fire Department for a multi-structure fire in the village of Tramping Lake.

Kopp commends a homeowner in Unity, “One house fire in Unity and a good job by the homeowner to use his fire extinguisher to knock it down before it got out of control.”

There was one call for a rooftop fire at a commercial building and Kopp issues this reminder, “Remember to have your commercial exhaust fans cleaned so you don’t get too much grease build-up.”

Other calls they attended involved a power pole struck in a field during seeding and one call for a quad rollover in the country.

They responded to two motor vehicle collisions with one involving an antelope hit on Highway 21 and one rear-end collision north on Highway 21. Thankfully, there were no injuries at either.

UFD also responded to calls for a lift assist by EMS, two grass fires at Winter and one false alarm for commercial alarms ringing.

Even though rains have arrived in Unity and other areas of the province, community fire departments remind provincial residents to be fire aware, especially with throwing cigarette butts out windows. Tramping Lake, as of June 4, reported as little as four-tenths all spring. Regarding backyard fire pits in Unity, homeowners must have a permit from the town and only wood can be burned.


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