Friday, August 30, 2013

Grass fire west of Crowsnest/Pincher Creek landfill quickly controlled

T. Lucas photos
Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

At approximately 6 pm on Friday, August 30 Pincher Creek responded to a call involving a stubble fire in a grain field west of the Crowsnest/Pincher Creek Landfill. Units from Pincher Creek, Beaver Mines, Cowley and Lundbreck were dispatched.

Lundbreck's was the first unit on the scene, and farmers had the fire under control when they arrived.  All other units stood down.  Fire Chief Dave Cox estimated that 10 to 15 acres of  land were affected.

Pincher Creek Emergency Services also provided assistance at an accident scene on Highway 3 on Thursday night,August 29, which occurred around 11:30 pm about 13 kilometres west of Fort Macleod.  Multiple injuries resulted when two pickup trucks collided on the highway.  Ambulance crews from Pincher Creek, Piikani, and Fort Macleod assisted with the injured.

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