ESTEVAN — Estevan fire department had a busy week, but fortunately there were no major incidents.
On Sept. 28 at about 6:30 p.m., firefighters responded to a vehicle fire on the northeast side of the city. Estevan Fire Chief Rick Davies was the first one to arrive on scene. A passerby had stopped and used a fire extinguisher, which knocked most of the fire out, Davies said.
"Our crews continued to respond. We ensured that the fire was indeed extinguished. The vehicle suffered minor damage to the engine compartment area. It was turned back over to the owner to get it back home," Davies said, adding that the owner lived down the street and was planning on towing the damaged vehicle home.
No injuries were sustained as a result of the incident. It seemed that a mechanical issue appeared to be the cause of the fire, Davies said.
The next day at about 1:30 p.m., fire crews were alerted to the eastern part of Estevan, where occupants noticed light smoke and an electrical burning smell in the house. Crews investigated and found an appliance that had caused the issue.
"Very little minor damage to that place. And we were fortunate enough to be able to catch something before it got too carried away," Davies noted.
The next call for service came in shortly after that, just around 4 p.m. Firefighters were called to a two-vehicle collision on the east side of the city.
"We responded. It was fairly minor in nature, with minor to no injuries. EPS and EMS were already on scene dealing with the drivers. Our assistance was not required, so we returned to the station," Davies said.
On Sept. 30 at about 4:30 p.m., crews responded to a residential fire alarm call coming from the west side of Estevan. It was determined that the alarm was false in nature and their assistance was not required.
Another residential fire alarm went off on Oct. 1 at about 11:30 a.m. in north Estevan. It was found to be a cooking-related incident, and no action on behalf of firefighters was needed.