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Posted on: September 21, 2016

[ARCHIVED] WFR Experienced Multiple Calls For Service

Watertown Fire Rescue and Ambulanced experienced multiple calls for service including a brush fire and several accidents.

At 11:45 am on 9/20/16 Brush 3, Tender 1, and Fire 1 were called to the 300 block of 33rd St NW for a fire in a field. Upon arrival firefighters found a large burn pile that was unattended burning out of control. Due to increasing winds, proximity to town, and the materials that were burning the fire was extinguished. It took firefighters approximately 1 ½ hours to extinguish the fire.

As fall season starts up WFR would like to remind land owners that you need to call in your controlled burns. Also there is no burning within 1 mile of City Limits without a burn permit. As a landowner you are responsible to make sure you controlled burn does not get out of control.


At 1:15pm on 9/20/16 Rescue 51, Medic 3, and Medic 2 were called to a car versus semi accident at Highway 212 and Interstate 29. On arrival crews found a Dodge Durango with heavy passenger side impact damage and a semi truck that was hauling Sulfuric Acid with front end damage. Five occupants, including three children, of the Durango were transported to Prairie Lakes Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. There was no damage to the trailer of the semi.

At 4:55 pm on 9/20/2016 Rescue 51 and Medic 3 were called out motorcycle accident at 176th St and 459th Ave. Upon arrival crews found 1 patient in the ditch. The driver of the motorcycle had went off the roadway and into the ditch were they lost control and was thrown from the motorcycle. The victim was wearing a helmet and was transported to Prairie Lakes Hospital with serious non-life threatening injuries.

At 12:40 am on 9/21/2016 Engine 3 and Medic 3 responded to a single vehicle accident at the 600 block of 1st Ave SE. Upon arrival crews found that the driver of the vehicle had struck an unattended parked car along the curb. The driver of the vehicle was transported to Prairie Lakes Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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