At approximately 5:15 a.m. on October 18 the Kamsack Fire Chief was called to a fire at 236 Second Street in Kamsack and on arrival they found that a fire had engulfed a multi-storey house. The team was sent into the building to do a search, searching both the interior and exterior of the house. The fire was contained by 12 p.m. and overhaul operations began at 3 p.m.
“It was a 105-year-old-house made of wood materials with saw dust and asphalt over top of the cedar shingles,” says fire chief Ken Thompson. “It was difficult to overhaul but we managed to overhaul it and have the fire fully out by 3 p.m.”
There were seven fire fighters on the scene who fought the fire and got the house fire under control.
“I am so grateful and proud of our team for being able to get this fire out,” says Thompson. “It’s a great team and we were able to get it under control. I want to thank them for the work they did to get this done.”