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Prince Albert Fire Department
76 - 15th Street East
Prince Albert, SK
S6V 1E8

Phone:  (306) 953-4200
Fax:  (306) 922-2272

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Major Incidents
The following stream of news items reflects the major, higher-risk incidents that the department is called upon to attend and does not include all emergency calls.

Natural Gas Leak
On July 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the 1200 block of 15th Street W. for a natural gas leak.  Upon investigation SaskEnergy was repairing a broken line is the area and that is what caused the odor 
Fire Alarms Ringing
On July 21, 2014 at 4:45 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded for a fire alarms ringing call in the 600blk 28th St. E. Upon investigation crews determined that this was a false alarm. 
Fire Alarms Ringing
On July 21, 2014 at 4:25 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded for a fire alarms ringing call in the 700blk of 7 St. East. It was found to be a fire alarm malfunction in a residential house. 
Recycle Bin Fire
On July 21, 2014 at 01:18 am, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to a garbage bin fire in the south alley at the 300 block of 10th St East. We found a recycle bin and contents fully involved by fire. The bin and contents were extinguished but the bin was destroyed by the fire. 
Motor Vehicle Collision
On 20 July 2014, PAFD crews responded to an MVC on the Diefenbaker Bridge - south bound lane. Upon arrival, crews discovered a collision between a motorcycle and a truck, resulting in the motorcycle (and operator) striking the center bridge meridian. The driver of the motorcycle sustained injuries and was transported to hospital. Crews remained on scene to assist with debris cleanup. 
Service Call - Residential
On 20 July 2012, PAFD crews responded to the 1600 block of River street East for a service call. Upon investigation it was determined that it was a faulty battery in a smoke detector. Fire crews assisted in the replacement and function test of the smoke alarm.  
Fire Alarms Ringing
On July 19th/2014, at 17:49 PAFD responded to Pederson Place with 3 units and 8 firefighters for the report of residential alarms ringing. It was determined that a power outage triggered the alarm. There were no injuries or property loss as a result. 
Smoke Investigation
On July 18, 2014 at 11:00 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to a residential home on Steel Bay for smell of electrical fire. Fire Crews investigated the entire home for smoke and air quality and nothing was found. 
Outside Fire Investigation
On July 18th, 2014 at 9:49 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded code 3 to the 800 block of 16th St West for a fire burning close to a house. On arrival it was found that a fire pit was burning unattended and unscreened. The resident at the location was advised to extinguish the fire. The resident was advised of the city bylaw and how to have a proper fire pit. 
Motor Vehicle Collision
On July 18, 2014 at 9:30 pm, the Prince Albert fire Department responded to the 1900 block of 15 Street West for motor vehicle accident.  On arrival there were three vehicles involved and two of them had major damage that required towing from scene. Fire Crews disconnected vehicle batteries and cleaned debris from scene.  There were no injuries reported. 
Motor Vehicle Collision
On July 18th/2014 at 1:26 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the 1500 block of 2nd Ave West for a motor vehicle collision to clean up fluids. Two vehicles collided in the intersection. There were no injuries however there were damages to the vehicles. 
Fire Alarms Ringing
On July 18th/2014 at 10:55 am, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the 100 block of 24th Street East for the report of a residential alarms ringing. It was determined that a cooking incident caused the alarm. There were no injuries or property loss as a result. 
Structure Fire
On 17 July 2014, at approx. 3:00 am the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 200 Block of 32nd St. W. Upon arrival crews were met with heavy smoke conditions in the basement of the structure. All of the residents were evacuated from the structure and interior crews made an aggressive interior attack to control the fire. The entire building needed to be ventilated to remove smoke from the structure. Off duty members were called in to assist the duty crew with overhaul and ventilation. Parkland Ambulance was on scene to ensure the medical conditions of the residence and fire fighters. Crews were on scene for over 3 hours dealing with the incident. The fire is presently under investigation by fire investigators and Prince Albert Police Service. 
CO Alarm
On 16-July-2014 at approximately 11:15 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the 1300 block of 16th Street West for a Carbon Monoxide Alarm. There was no Carbon Monoxide detected in the residence, and the occupant was informed to replace the Carbon Monoxide Detector. There were no injuries to report. 
Vehicle Fire
On July 16, 2014 at 12:00 Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the 1500 block of River Street East for Vehicle Fire.  On arrival a 2001 Honda Civic had flames coming from under the hood of the vehicle.  Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire.  The vehicle had major flame and smoke damage to the front of the vehicle end. There were no injuries. 
Vehicle Fire
On July 16, 2014 at 12:00 Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the 1500 block of River Street East for a report of a vehicle fire. On arrival, a 2001 Honda Civic had flames coming from under the hood of the vehicle. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire. The vehicle had major flame and smoke damage to the front of the vehicle. There were no injuries. 
Fire Pit Investigation
On Monday July 15 at 1:27 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to 3300 block of Dent Avenue to investigate smoke coming from the back yard fire pit. Home owner was burning material that did not meet city by law and fire was extinguished. 
Fire Pit Investigation
On July 15, 2014, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the 1600 Block of 16th ST. W at 12:30 am to investigate the use of a fire pit. After investigation it was found that the homeowner was following all rules of the bylaw and therefore could continue. 
Alarms Ringing
On the July 14, 2014 at 12:31 am, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to a fire alarm ringing in the 100blk of 8th Ave East.  Upon investigation it was determined that a malfunction had occurred in the fire alarm system.  The fire panel was reset by the key holder. 
Structure Fire
On 13 July 2014 at approximately 11:13pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire in the 1300 Block of 13th St. W. Upon arrival crews noted fire involvement to the structure as well as outbuildings. Occupants were able to exit the structure safely prior to crew arrival. Aggressive actions resulted in the control and extinguishment of the fire, limiting damage to the structure. The fire was deemed suspicious and has been turned over to the Prince Albert Police Service for investigation. 
Vehicle Fire
On 13 July 2014 at approximately 11:09pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the 1200 Block of 13th St. W. for a report of a vehicle fire. Upon arrival, crews discovered a passenger vehicle with fire showing in passenger compartment. Crews extinguished the fire without difficulty. The vehicle has been secured for investigation by Prince Albert Police Service. 
Reported Trees on Fire
At 9:15 pm on July 13/14, PAFD responded for a report of a tree on fire laying against the power lines approximately 3 km east of Little Red Park on highway 55 E.  We arrived on scene and were unable to locate anything on fire in the area and further east. 
Garbage Bin Fire
On July 13th/2014, at 1:24 am, PAFD responded to the 100 block of 17th Street East with 1 unit and 3 men for the report of a garbage can on fire. Upon arrival, a large metal bin was extinguished that had been set on fire.  Damages to the metal container consisted of paint being burnt off. 
BBQ Fire
On July 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded for a BBQ on fire at a residence in the 600 block of 15th Avenue East. One pumper and 4 firemen went to investigate to find the remains of some plastic debris remaining.  There were no injuries to report. 
False Call - Power Line Issue
On July 11th/2014, at 9:58 pm, PAFD responded to Highway 55 East with 1 unit and 3 men for the report of a tree on fire that was in contact with a power line. This reported incident could not be located.  It was determined that this call was an unintentional false call.  There were no injuries or property loss as a result. 
Fire Pit Fire
On July 11th, 2014 at 7 PM, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the report of a city resident violating the city of Prince Albert’s fire pit bylaw.  On arrival, fire crews found that the fit pit did not meet the bylaw requirements because it was too close to the fence in the yard. The fire was extinguished.

The Prince Albert Fire Department would like to remind residents within the city of Prince Albert to view the Fire Department’s website www.pafire.ca for information about fire pits.

 
Carbon Monoxide Alarm
On July 11, 2014, PAFD responded to the 1200 block of 13th St. W for Carbon Monoxide alarm at 5:30 pm. One pumper and 4 Fireman attended the call. No Carbon Monoxide present in home.   
Structure Fire
On July 10, 2014 at approx. 9:33 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire with heavy black smoke showing in basement of Hilltop Towers.  On arrival a fire was discovered in the basement storage areas in the south west corner of basement.

A full evacuation of the building was ordered.  Infirmed persons above the 5th floor were told to shelter in place until additional information was gathered regarding the severity of the fire.  City Police, Mobile Crisis and Parkland Ambulance assisted with the evacuation and care of the building residents (more than 150 persons).  Fire crews made entry to the basement and detected the seat of the fire/encountering heavy smoke.  Crews extinguished the fire and proceeded to ventilate heavy smoke.

All residents were kept out of the building until it was deemed safe to return at approx.  11:17 pm the residents were allowed back into the building.  

City Police identification unit was on scene and assisted in the initial investigation and took pictures.  It was determined that the fire was suspicious and that it needed to be secured until morning when Fire Inspectors could assist with the investigation.

 
Residential Fire Alarm
On July 10, 2014 at approx. 2:30 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Dept. responded to the 200 block of 26 St W for a residential fire alarms ringing. On arrival it was determined to be burnt food. 
Air Quality Concern
On July 10th/2014, at 08:52 am, PAFD responded to the 3600 Block of 5th Ave East, to assist in some air quality testing.  As a result of the testing, no issues were detected within the complex. 
Fire Pit Fire
On July 9, 2014 at approx. 9:33 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to investigate a fire pit in the 700 block 4th St East. On arrival found a home owner burning rubbish in his fire pit and creating a large amount of smoke. The homeowner was advised to put out his fire and he did while the fire crew was on scene. The home owner was advised of the City of Prince Albert’s bylaw. 
Planter Fire
On July 9, 2014 at approx. 7:05 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to a fire at the P.A. INN. On arrival fire crews were met by a staff member who had pulled out a melting planter from inside the structure. The fire appeared to be contained to a plastic planter. After a thorough investigation and use of the thermal imaging camera it was determined that fire did not spread within the structure. 
Mattress Fire
On July 9, 2014 at approx. 2:30 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Dept. responded to an outside mattress fire at the rear of 13 St and 1st Ave West. On arrival the mattress was smoking and it had charred the outside wall of the building. The wall and mattress were cooled down with water and light smoke from the inside of the building was vented out. 
Motor Vehicle Collision
On July 9/14 at approx. 8:30 am, the Prince Albert Fire Dept. responded to the Northern Lights Casino parking lot for a minor two vehicle car accident. On arrival one patient was attended to. Both vehicles were drivable after the incident. 
Outside Fire
On 09-July-2014 at approximately 02:00 am, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the 1200 block of 16th Street West for a fence on fire. Upon arrival, the firefighters encountered a smoldering bed mattress that was adjacent to a fence. Firefighters quickly extinguished the bed mattress and fence. Damages were minor, and there were no injuries to report. 
Structure Fire - Cooking Incident
On 09-July-2014 at approximately 12:30 am, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the 100 block of MacDowall Crescent for a Structure Fire. Upon arrival, the firefighters encountered moderate smoke conditions from an unattended cooking appliance in the kitchen of the structure. Firefighters shut off the cooking appliance, and ventilated the structure. Damages were minor, and there were no injuries to report 
Fire Alarms Ringing
On July 9 /14 at approx. 11:10 am, the Prince Albert Fire Dept. responded to St Michael’s School for alarms ringing. Before arriving the incident was cancelled. Alarms were due to the work of the electricians accidently setting off the alarm. 
Motor Vehicle Collision
On July 6, 2014 at approximately 10:00a.m. the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the intersection of 8th Ave and 15th St East for a motor vehicle collision. On arrival and investigation, it was determined that there was no entrapment or serious injuries. Fire crews cleaned up some spilled fluids and disconnected the batteries prior to the vehicles being towed. 
Fire Alarms Ringing
On July 5, 2014 at approx. 3:58 am, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the 1800 block of 15th Ave East for an alarms ringing.  Upon investigation it was discovered that a pull station was pulled on the 3rd floor of the apartment building.  The pull station was reset and the residents returned to their suits. 
Motor Vehicle Collision
On July 5, 2014 at approx. 2:34 am, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle collision on River Street West just under the bridge.  Upon arrival there was a two vehicle head on collision with three injured occupants.  The diver of one of the vehicles fled on foot from the scene.  Three people were taken to the hospital by the ambulance with unknown injuries and both vehicles were towed away.  The cause of this accident is under investigation.  Firefighters cleaned and disposed of the hazardous materials on the road and returned to fire station. 
Structure Fire
On July 5th at 12:30 am the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to a reported Apartment Fire with possible entrapment on the 600 block of 28th Street East.  Upon arrival there were numerous people outside the building with light smoke showing in the entrance way. The fire department made quick entry from the rear of the 4-Plex and quickly extinguished a bedroom fire which had caused significant damage to the suite. The fire service did a primary search of the fire suite as well as the 3 other units and no occupants were located.  The department responded to the incident with 8 firefighters and 3 units.  This fire is under investigation. 
Outside Fire Investigation
On July 4th 2014 at 9:00 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded for a complaint of an outside fire in a back yard in the 300 block of 8 St E. After an investigation of the bon fire it was determined when the fire was started it gave off some black smoke alerting the caller. The fire pit meets the bylaw and they were using seasoned wood for burning. 
Fire Alarms Ringing
On July 4, 2014 at approx. 3:00 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the 1500 block of 2nd Ave W for a fire alarms ringing. The response was called off prior to arrival as it was determined that steam had set off the alarm. 
Motor Vehicle Collision
On July 4/14 at 1:41 PM, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to a 2 vehicle collision with 1 Engine/Rescue and 4 Firefighters to the intersection of Marquis Road and 5 Avenue East. 2 vehicles had collided in the intersection. Firefighters disabled the electrical system to 1 vehicle, cleaned up debris and fluids from the roadway and supported City Police in controlling traffic. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Injuries were minor as no occupants of the vehicles were transported to the hospital. Firefighters were on scene for approximately 40 minutes. 
Motor Vehicle Collision
On July 3, 2014 at 7:11 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to an accident in the 200 block of 2nd Ave. W. Two vehicles had had a minor fender bender. One of the vehicles had their battery disconnected by firefighters and was towed away. The other vehicle was able to driven away. 
Possible Structure Fire - Cooking Incident
On July 3rd at 6:19 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to a possible structure fire in the 500 block of 18 St. E. Upon arrival we found that a pot was left on the stove and there was no fire. We removed the smoke from the home and returned to the hall. There were no significant damages to report. 
Vehicle Fire
On the morning of July 3, 2014 at 1:23 am, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire in the vicinity of the 600 block of 28th St West. On arrival a Ford Mini Van was found burning. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire. Damage was contained to the vehicle that had burned and after the vehicle had cooled down a tow truck removed it. The cause of the fire will be under investigation. 
Vehicle vs Deer
On the morning of July 2, 2014 at 5:02 am, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to Hwy 55 near Veterans Way for a vehicle vs deer call. On arrival a GMC truck was found with front end damage and a small amount of fluid that had leaked. The driver was without injury. Crew from Eng. 14 cleaned up the fluid and awaited the tow truck arrival. The tow truck arrived and the vehicle was removed from the scene. 
Garbage Bin Fire
On July 2, 2014 at approx. 12:37 am, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded for a garbage bin on fire in the 800 block of 7th St E. On arrival a garbage bin was found on fire and was melted to the ground. The remainder of the fire was put extinguished by fire fighters. 
Smoke Investigation
On July 1, 2014 at approx. 10:26 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to a call for smoke near Thorpe Brothers. Nothing was found in the area at Thorpes. The smoke originated in a yard to the west on Lincoln Park Road. On arrival it was found that a home owner was burning waste and that the fire was under control and being monitored. After investigating, the incident was terminated and Engine 14 returned to Fire Control. 
Odor Investigation
On July 1, 2014 at approx. 5:30 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to a residence in the 1500 block of Olive Diefenbaker Dr. to investigate a strange odor.  On arrival and after investigation, we could not locate a smell or detect the odor described. 
Fire Alarms Ringing
On July 1, 2014 at approx. 11 am, the Prince Albert Fire Dept. responded to the South Hill Mall for alarms ringing.  On arrival and after investigation it was found to be a false alarm. 
Fire Alarms Ringing
On July 1, 2014 at approx. 5:09 am, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to a fire alarm service investigation in the 400 block of 6th Street East.  After investigation it was determined that there is a malfunction in the system and that an electrician would be immediately contacted for repairs. 
Structure Fire - Cooking Incidents
On June 30, 2014 at approximately 08:15 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the 3300 block of 4th Avenue West for a Structure Fire. Upon arrival, the firefighters encountered moderate smoke conditions from an unattended cooking appliance in the kitchen of the structure.  Firefighters shut off the cooking appliance, and ventilated the structure.  Damages were minor, and there were no injuries to report. 
Electrical Hazard
On June 30, 2014 at 3:52 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the 600 block of 20th St East for a power line that had a tree on it. On arrival a tree was found leaning on a line in a residential yard. Saskpower was notified and arrived at the location.  The crew from Engine 14 assisted Saskpower in safely removing the tree. 
HazMat Response
On 29 June 2014 at approximately 3:20pm, PAFD responded with three apparatus and eight firefighters to a smell of Natural Gas in the 800 Block of Central Ave N. After a thorough investigation of the area, crews were unable to locate any natural gas or potential sources of this reported odour. No injuries / damage was reported as a result of this incident.  
Grass / Brush Fire
On June 28/14 at 21:41, PAFD responded To Madsen Place for a 100 sq’ brush fire. The fire was extinguished and there were no structural damages. 
Alarms Ringing
On 28-June-2014 at approximately 08:00 am, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the 400 block of 6th Street East for Fire Alarms Ringing. After the initial investigation by the Prince Albert Fire Department, it was determined to be a false alarm due to a cooking accident. There were no injuries or damages to report. 
Alarms Ringing
On 27-June-2014 at approximately 09:30 am, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the 1300 block of 15th Avenue West for Fire Alarms Ringing. After the initial investigation by the Prince Albert Fire Department, it was determined to be a false alarm due to contractors performing maintenance and repairs within the structure. There were no injuries or damages to report. 
Motor Vehicle Collision
On June26th/2014, at 03:16, PAFD responded to the 2900 Block of 15th Ave East, with 1 unit and 4 firefighters for the report of a single vehicle collision. It was determined that a South bound vehicle had lost control, striking a tree and light post before coming to rest on the sidewalk. There were injuries and the car involved received significant damage as a result. 
Structure Fire
On June 26/14 at 07:54 2 units and 4 firefighters responded to and extinguished a small fire in heavy bush south of A&W on Marquis Road. The fire was in a burning barrel & debris and had just spread to an old shed being used as unauthorized shelter. There were no reported injuries, Two persons were removed by police. 
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