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Estevan fire crews respond to six calls within three days

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ESTEVAN — The Estevan Fire Rescue Service's members responded to a variety of calls last week, including fire and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms, a grass fire, structure fires and more.

On Nov. 22 just after noon, firefighters were dispatched to a grass fire occurring southeast of the city. Upon arrival, crews found a small area burning. Members quickly contained and extinguished the fire. No injuries or damage were reported from the incident. The cause is under investigation.

The same day just after 7 p.m., the EFR was called to a residential fire alarm in south Estevan. Incident command responded and determined the alarm was activated by work being done in the building and there was no emergency.

A commercial CO alarm went off in a building in north Estevan on Nov. 23 around 4 a.m. Crews responded and investigated, and picked up low readings of CO throughout the building. It was determined that it might be a possible issue with the alarm system, so the building was turned back over to the staff to further investigate the incident.

Nov. 24 turned busy for the department. EFRS members were dispatched to a structure fire occurring in northcentral Estevan at about 11:40 a.m.

"Upon arrival, we found light smoke throughout the structure. Crews made entry, further investigated and found a small fire occurring on a kitchen appliance. We quickly dealt with that and confirmed fire extinguishment, then ventilated all the smoke from the structure. We were on scene for about an hour. The cause of that is still under investigation. No injuries to report from that one," said Fire Chief Rick Davies.

The same day, at about 8 p.m., the EFRS also received a report of a three-vehicle collision in central Estevan. Incident command arrived on scene and determined that their assistance wasn't required, so crews stood down.

Shortly after that, at about 8:30 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to another structure fire in central Estevan.

"Crews responded and found a small fire with an electrical appliance occurring. Power was isolated and the fire was quickly contained. Overhaul was completed in the area to ensure no fire extension and confirm fire extinguishment. No injuries were reported from that one, minor damage to the area that was involved. Crews were on the scene for just over an hour. That one is under investigation as well," Davies said.