The Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority (BRFA) was kept busy over the Easter weekend with several calls for service.
On Saturday, April 16, Station 7 Fort Kent and Station 8 Ardmore responded at 12:00 p.m.to alarms ringing at a residential property in Fort Kent. A faulty smoke detector was the cause.
On Sunday, April 17, Station 7 Fort Kent and Station 8 Ardmore responded at 12:30 p.m. to alarms ringing Twp603 and RR 452. A faulty smoke detector was the cause.
Also on Sunday, Station 5 Bonnyville responded at 12:24 p.m. to a grass fire near Twp 595 and RR 460.
“A small grass fire in a rural residential yard had been mostly controlled by the property owner, crews performed overhaul and ensured that the fire was completely out,” Dan Heney Regional Fire Chief of the BRFA said.
The property owner’s quick reaction, an immediate call to 911, and cool temperatures resulted in the fire being contained to a small area of their yard.
On Monday, April 18, Station 5 Bonnyville responded at 7:05 p.m. to Lakeshore Drive and 49 Street to assist RCMP with a person on the ice on Jessie Lake.
On arrival, RCMP had already dealt with the situation.
“People are cautioned with going onto the ice at this time of year, fluctuating temperatures make the ice very brittle and unstable,” Heney concluded.