North Battleford fire department were busy on New Year’s Day dealing with a structure fire on the 1700 block of Centennial Crescent in the city.
Unfortunately, the blaze was not without injuries. One person sustained minor injuries from the fire. As well, firefighters report the family’s dog was unable to escape.
The fire department responded at around 4:01 p.m. with one engine, three firefighters and one command vehicle with a chief officer on the initial alarm.
According to the fire department, on arrival they found heavy smoke from the rear of the structure. Fire crews attempted to enter three times but were driven out due to the heat levels.
They then took a defensive attack to the fire, until conditions allowed for entry to be made to the structure. The firefighters were finally able to enter the structure and the blaze was brought under control.
In total 13 firefighters were on the scene, with the department responding with two engines, one aerial apparatus, one command vehicle and one utility vehicle. The cause is still under investigation as of Thursday morning.