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Posted on: June 30, 2022

WFR Responds to rural house fire Northeast of Watertown (Updated)

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Watertown Fire Rescue crews were called to a structure fire just before 6:15 pm at 45961 165th Street, Waverly, SD. Passerby noticed heavy black smoke coming from a private farm site with heavy tree coverage. Initially it was unknown what was burning. Onc...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

WFR Responds to grass fire due to downed power line

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WFR crews responded to a grass fire in the area of 1200 21st Street SW, on 6/29/22 just after 7:30 am. High winds caused a overhead powerline to break and start nearby grass on fire. WFR responded with 2 brush trucks and were on scene for approx 45 mins

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

WFR Responds to house fire in Watertown

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Watertown Fire Rescue crews responded to house fire at 1340 25th Street SW. The call came in at 3:40 pm and initially was reported as a power line down from a tree limb falling on it. When the power line fell it started a near by tree on fire and with the...

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

Watertown Fire Rescue Responds to fire in Contractors Shop

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Watertown Fire Rescue (WFR) responded to 613 11th Street NW for a report of a shop on fire.  Crews arrived on scene to find smoke coming out of eves and door of structure.  WFR crews gained access and made entry into the building. &n...

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Posted on: June 26, 2022

WFR Responds to large bale fire

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Watertown Fire Rescue was dispatched to a large bale fire Sunday June 26, 2022, at 44440 168th Street just before 6:45am. Once on scene crews found a large hay storage lot with approximately 800 bales burning. The bales appeared to have start on fire some...

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Posted on: June 25, 2022

Dempsey's Fire

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Watertown Fire Rescue (WFR) responded to a outside building fire at Dempsey's in uptown Watertown.  At 18:27 WFR was dispatched for a fire on the outside of the building.  WFR arrived on scene to find business Owner/Manager usin...

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Posted on: June 25, 2022

Watertown Fire Responds to Vehicle Vs Building

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Early Saturday morning, at about 5:50am, WFR crews were dispatched to a car vs building accident at Deuces Casino.  Upon arrival, crews found a passenger vehicle in front of the building, with all of the air bags deployed.  The vehicle m...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Watertown Fire Rescue Responds to Rural Florence Fire

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On Tuesday, June 21, at approximately 5:30pm Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a residential fire near Florence, SD.  The fire was located at 16246 447th AVE, about 3 miles southeast of Florence.  The fire was reported by an individual ...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

WFR Responds to Storm Damage

At approximately 10:15 PM on 06/20/2022 WFR units responded multiple calls after a severe storm traveled through the areas of the golf course and Lake Kampeska.  Units responded to the area of 800 block of 43rd St NW for a home and out building t...

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Posted on: June 12, 2022

WFR Responds to ATV fire

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WFR responded to the south side of Lake Kampeska Sunday for an ATV fire.  This fire was located adjacent to Sandy Shore Recreation Area, near 1100 South Lake Drive.  Crews were on scene for about 45 minutes.  The cause of the fi...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to a detached garage fire

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Watertown Fire Rescue was called to a garage fire at 19 11th St. SE on June 8, 2022, at approximately 6:25 am. Upon arrival crews found heavy smoke coming from a 2 stall detached garage. Crews made entry into the garage and quickly knocked down the fire. ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a mutual aid assist with South Shore Fire

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On June 8th at approximately 230 am Watertown Fire Rescue responded for a mutual aid assist with South Shore Fire on Interstate 29 between mile markers 194 and 195. A semi was headed south on the Interstate when it struck a piece of debris and tore the pa...

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Posted on: June 5, 2022

WFR Responds to Vehicle vs. Garage

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Yesterday, at around 1800 hrs, WFR responded to a vehicle vs. garage at the address of 1225 E. Kemp.  The vehicle had driven through the back wall of the garage.  One patient was transported by WFR to Prairie Lakes Hospital for evaluatio...

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