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Sheep River Place House Fire Update

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On Sunday, September 4, 2022 at approximately 4:15 p.m., Okotoks Fire responded to the 300 block of Sheep River Place for reports of a house fire. The first arriving crew quickly determined that several structures were involved and requested additional resources.  Fire crews worked quickly to start an initial attack on the fire and to protect adjacent homes. As a result of the fire, two homes were lost while damage to adjacent homes were limited. No injuries were reported during this incident.

Okotoks Fire and Rescue was on scene within 8 minutes of the initial call and is grateful for the support through our mutual aid agreements with the Foothills County, High River, and Black Diamond – all of whom provided additional firefighters and apparatus.

After a thorough investigation, it was determined that an electrical failure was likely the cause of the fire. As more and more electric powered vehicles, toys and appliances are introduced into our homes, such as: cellular phones, tablets, scooters, hoverboards, bicycles, and cars residents are reminded of the importance of reviewing all owners’ manuals while paying close attention to the safety warning section.

Okotoks Fire and Rescue is pleased to offer all homeowners a no-cost home risk assessment. To schedule a home risk assessment, please contact us via email at okotoksfire@okotoks.ca  enter home risk assessment in the subject line and provide us with your name, address and phone number. You can also call the Fire Station at 403-938-4066.

Together, we can help make our community safe. Visit okotoks.ca/fire-safety for more indoor and outdoor home fire and prevention tips.

 

Background:

Okotoks Fire and Rescue is staffed by 32 full time firefighters and 20 Community Firefighters operating from two stations. Our crews respond to over 1,000 calls a year for fire suppression, vehicle extrication, rescue, disaster services, minor hazmat cleanup and medical response with Alberta Health Services. Okotoks Fire and Rescue has several mutual aid agreements with fire services in surrounding communities.

Okotoks Fire and Rescue aims to be on scene of any call for service within 10 minutes, 90 per cent of the time.