Fire de­stroys home on Wayne Road

House dam­aged in flood burns

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Pa­trick Ko­lafa

A home that was dam­aged in the re­cent floods along High­way 10X was de­stroyed by fire overnight.

Fire­fight­ers from the Drumheller and Rosedale sta­tions re­sponded to the blaze shortly af­ter 1 a.m. Tues­day morn­ing. A neigh­bour re­ported the fire at the small home along the Wayne Road. On Satur­day night, the same house was flooded when the Rosebud River spilled its banks.

There was no one in the home and when fire­fight­ers ar­rived on the scene, it was fully en­gulfed. Drumheller RCMP and Al­berta Health Ser­vice Am­bu­lances were also on the scene as well as util­ity com­pa­nies.

At least two pump trucks were used to fight the flames and tankers were lined up at the gate of the prop­erty to fight the fire. The East Coulee Fire Hall con­trib­uted their tanker in the bat­tle. Ap­prox­i­mately 16 fire­fight­ers were on scene. Fire­fight­ers took con­trol of the blaze at about 3 a.m. The home was un­oc­cu­pied at the time the fire started and there were no in­juries to res­i­dents or fire­fight­ers.

Fire Chief Bruce Wade said the fire is still un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

mailphoto by Pa­trick Ko­lafa

The Drumheller Rosedale and East Coulee Fire Halls re­sponded early Tues­day morn­ing to put out a house fire on High­way 10X, one of the prop­er­ties that was dam­aged in the flood­ing over the week­end. The De­part­ment is still in­ves­ti­gat­ing the cause of the blaze.

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