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Wednesday , 25 May 2022
Arthur C. Green/Lakeland Connect

BRFA continue to investigate residential fire on Highway 657

It’s been a busy week for the Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority (BRFA) with several calls for service.

On March 16, Station 5 Bonnyville, Station 7 Fort Kent, and Station 8 Ardmore responded at 11:20 a.m. to a structure fire near Twp 595 and Hwy 657. Tanker support from Station 3 Glendon was activated. The home was a complete loss and remains under investigation.

“The Bonnyville RCMP and Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority (BRFA) were called to a residential fire on Highway 657 East of Bonnyville,” Staff Sgt. Sarah Parke from the RCMP said. “The Fire Department managed to get the blaze under control and it was confirmed there was nobody inside the house.”

RCMP in partnership with the BRFA is continuing to investigate the cause of the fire.

“On arrival, the roof of the centre third of the mobile home had already collapsed into the building so crews attacked the fire defensively,” Dan Heney Regional Fire Chief of the BRFA said. “The remaining sections of the home were extensively damaged and needed to be pulled down as part of the overhaul process. Currently, the fire is deemed suspicious so the BRFA is working with the RCMP on the investigation.”

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Other calls critical

Also on March 16, Station 4 Iron River, Station 6 Lacorey, Station 5 Bonnyville, and Station 8 Ardmore, responded at 1240 p.m for a two-vehicle collision on RR 460, one mile North of Lacorey.

“One vehicle required a tow,” Regional Fire Chief Heney said.

On Thursday, March 17, Station 4 Iron River and Station 6 Lacorey responded at 12:25 p.m. yesterday to a Medical Assist near Twp 630 and RR 461.

“That call was critical enough that STARS was activated to pick the patient up from Bonnyville Health Centre later in the day,” Regional Fire Chief Heney concluded.

About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is an award winning journalist and is from Whitbourne Newfoundland. Green 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, River Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner and can fillet a Codfish.