Kamsack Volunteer Fire Department has busy week

Kamsack Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD) was called to the Cote Reserve around 7 p.m. on April 22 to attend a large grass fire west of Badgerville.

Crews spent approximately two hours on the scene and had the fire contained, said Ken Thompson, fire chief, in a release.

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At approximately 7 p.m. on April 23, Kamsack Fire was alerted to a person trapped in the river near the golf course. A woman was pulled from the river but emergency response personnel lost sight of the male as he went under.

A member entered the water but was unable to get close to the weir due to the force of the current.

Kamsack Fire along with the RCMP conducted a search of the river on April 24. Crews spent approximately three hours on scene but were unable to locate the person. The RCMP water team took over the search.

On the evening of April 23, at around 9 p.m., Kamsack Rescue was called to a roll over accident north of Pelly. Upon arrival the person was freed by Pelly Fire members.

On April 24 around 9:30 p.m., KVFD was called to a large grass fire west of Runnymede that could be seen for miles.

“Upon our arrival it was determined that this was a farmer burning a field,” said Thompson. “May I remind the farming community that if you are going to burn it is your responsibility to notify the Controlled Burn Line and provide information to provincial fire dispatch so the fire department is not called out unless you are requesting it. The number is 1-866-404-4911,” Thompson concluded.