Members of the Martensville Fire Department responded to a house fire on 1st Avenue North on Tuesday, November 7th at approximately 9:30am.
Crews attacked it with one hose line from outside and then made entry inside the home and completed the extinguishment from the inside. One crew was able to control the fire. ~ MFD Fire Chief Kurtis Dyck
Upon arriving to the scene, firefighters were able to get the blaze, which appears to have originated within the kitchen, under control within 10 to 15 minutes. “Crews attacked it with one hose line from outside and then made entry inside the home and completed the extinguishment from the inside. One crew was able to control the fire,” MFD Fire Chief Kurtis Dyck explained. Although crews were able to handle the house fire, members from Warman Fire Rescue were called in as a precaution. “It is standard procedure if we are short on man power. A lot of times, during the day we are short on men, so if we get a fire call, we call in a second truck from one of our mutual aid partners as a precautionary measure. It is better to have them on hand and not need them than to not have them there in cases where we do,” Dyck explained.
The fire is currently under investigation; however, it does not appear to be suspicious in nature. The Martensville Fire Department investigated the fire, alongside a fire investigator from the Fire Commissioner’s office on Wednesday, November 8th to determine the exact cause of the blaze.
The homeowners were not at home at the time of the incident. Damage is estimated at approximately $150,000.