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Thursday , 23 September 2021
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Car rolls and catches fire in weekend MVA

Two cars were involved in an MVA on Saturday, September 4, at the corner of Highway #16 and Kitscoty.

As tones dropped the Kitscoty Fire Department responded to the call at around 3:43 p.m.

Kirk Hughes is the Director of Protective Services for the County of Vermilion River.

“County #9-1 and the Kitscoty RCMP were on-scene immediately, having come across the accident on their way back from the Blackfoot call,” Hughes said. “The first arriving crews found a car rolled over and on fire. A quick attack extinguished the fire and all occupants managed to escape with only minor injuries. The second vehicle received heavy damage but patients were treated on-scene and transported to the hospital.”

Hughes says Alberta Health Services, AHS Supervisor, five Ambulances, and an RCMP Traffic Reconstructionist were also dispatched.

“Having cleared their own call Blackfoot Fire and Rescue were requested to attend this incident to provide traffic control before being toned out to a structure fire,” Hughes said.

Fire crews and the RCMP remained on the scene for a few more hours as a reconstructionist conducted their investigation. Highway #16 was reduced to one lane as Firefighters controlled traffic at the intersection.

The scene was cleared at 7:17 p.m. and crews returned to the hall.

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About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner!