Fire destroys home on Wayne Road
House damaged in flood burns
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.
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.