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Fire destroys a shop outside of Estevan

Building destroyed by a fire last week.
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The latest from the Estevan Fire Rescue Service.

ESTEVAN - Members of the Estevan Fire Rescue Service were called to a structure fire in the RM of Estevan last week.

Acting Fire Chief Rick Davies said firefighters were called to the scene west of the city in the afternoon of July 5. Crews worked at extinguishing the blaze. No injuries were reported.

“We found a fully-involved shop, so crews worked at extinguishing it. There were no injuries to report from that one,” said Davies.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but Davies said it’s not believed to be suspicious.

A couple of hours later, emergency crews were called to a collision in northeast Estevan at the intersection of King Street and Petterson Drive. No entrapment occurred, and there weren’t any reported injuries.

In other recent calls for the fire department, firefighters were dispatched to assist the Estevan RCMP and Estevan EMS at a two-vehicle collision approximately seven kilometres north of Hirsch on July 4.

“We arrived and assisted,” said Davies. “No entrapment occurred, and it was believed to be minor injuries at that accident.”

Then on July 6, the fire department was called to a two-vehicle collision in the east end of the city, but that was determined to be a minor fender bender. There were no injuries and the scene was left to the Estevan Police Service to investigate.

That same day, the fire department responded to a small grass fire in the east side of the city. It proved to be fairly minor in nature and Davies said crews dealt with it quickly. SaskPower crews were called in due to some power line issues.

It’s one of just a handful of calls for grass fires for the fire department this year.

Firefighters were also notified of a couple of false alarms on the weekend.

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