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Estevan fire crews deal with downed powerlines and other damage due to storm

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ESTEVAN — Estevan Fire Rescue Service members dealt with the aftermath of the severe thunderstorm that hit the Estevan area Sunday night.

Crews attended to four separate calls throughout the night for storm-related damage. In two instances, firefighters, along with SaskPower, dealt with downed power lines. Another call was about a downed tree on a structure. And the fourth was related to flying debris hitting a structure.

"As far as we know, no serious damages or injuries were reported from the incidents we dealt with," said Estevan Fire Chief Rick Davies.

While calls came during the same timeframe, the crews responding were able to attend to all of them one after another.

Earlier last week, fire crews were dispatched to a residential fire alarm in the north end of the city on June 17, just after 3 p.m. It was quickly determined that it was a cooking-related alarm, and firefighters' assistance was not required.

On June 18 at approximately 6:30 a.m., EFRS members were called to a possible structure fire in the south end of the city. Crews responded to that one and quickly determined that there was no fire occurring.

"We believe the issue was with the HVAC unit for the house, which had caused some smoke to build up inside the structure," said Davies. "We confirmed that there were no working fires anywhere. SaskEnergy was on scene to lock out the HVAC system until it can be further inspected."

Firefighters also had a couple of public engagements. On June 21, they attended Spruce Ridge School for the annual spray-down. And on June 22, a crew was on duty at the Estevan Motor Speedway for the races.