Sunday, December 4, 2022

Coaldale firefighters battle bale fire on semi truck on Highway 845

Smoke could be seen for several kilometres during a large vehicle fire Friday morning (Dec. 20) near Coaldale.

Fire crews were called out around 9:00 am to Highway 845 near Cottonwood Drive in the southeast part of town after a semi hauling bales caught fire.

The strong wind also whipped up the flames, however crews were to able contain the fire from spreading.

The blaze produced a lot of smoke and officials had warned people living nearby to make sure all windows and doors were closed and furnaces turned off to prevent smoke from getting inside.

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Just before 2:00 pm, an emergency alert was cancelled, although crews remained on scene to clear the highway.

Coaldale Deputy Fire Chief, Clayton Rutberg says the investigation is ongoing.

No one was injured.

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