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Posted on: February 17, 2019

WFR Responds to Injury Accident

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On 02/16/2019 at approximately 12:00 PM, Watertown Fire Rescue responded to the intersection of 19th St and 9th Ave SE for an injury accident.  Upon arrival crews found a car on 9th Ave with front end damage, and a pickup with front end damage re...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

Watertown Fire Rescue would like to thank

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Watertown Fire Rescue would like thank the following business and individuals for the support we received during the Brewski's Bar fire on February 7th, 2019. It was just a subtle reminder of the wonderful community we are allowed to serve and protect in....

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

Manufacturing Plant Fire

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At 5:28 Watertown Fire Rescue responded to roof on fire at 122 Cessna Street. Embers from a smelting furnace may have started a roof decking fire. Plant personnel seen light smoke coming from under the flashing cap on the roofs edge. Upon investigation a ...

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

Afternoon Mobile Home fire

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Watertown Fire Rescue call to respond at 12:17 pm to afternoon mobile home fire at 708 6th Avenue all occupants exited the structure before fire crews arrived. Crews on scene find flames and smoke coming out underside the structure and heavy smoke exiting...

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

Former Harbor Bar fire officially ruled undetermined.

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The former Harbor Bar fire has been officially ruled as undetermined. After Investigators from the Watertown Fire Rescue, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, SD Fire Marshal Office, and the Insurance company met, they determined the building unsafe f...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Public Announcement

Brewsky's Fire

Watertown Fire Rescue would like to thank the community for all the food and beverages it received yesterday during the downtown building fire.  If you received damage in your building or residence contact your insurance company.

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

WFR wants to remind public to stay away

WFR would like to remind the public to stay away from the 10 block of North Broadway. As a reminder WFR is providing the WPD press release that anyone who crosses the barracks will be arrested. 

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

16 N. Broadway fire UPDATE

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WFR would like to ask the general public to stay away from the 10 block of N. Broadway and the Kampeska lot as the area is closed to the public. Fire crews are dealing with extremely cold temps and high winds. North winds are pushing heavy smoke through t...

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Watertown Fire Rescue was called for a fire in Brewskys Bar former known as H

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Watertown Fire Rescue was called this morning at 5:30am for a fire in Brewskys Bar former known as Harbor Bar in Downtown Watertown. Upon arrival a heavy amount of smoke was scene coming from the structure. Crews attempted to make entry into the structure...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to 2 separate 2 vehicle accident

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Watertown Fire Rescue responded to 2 separate 2 vehicle accidents on Monday February 4th. The first accident occurred at 8:09 am at the intersection of Hwy 20 and Airport Dr.  A half ton Ford pickup was struck in the right rear quarter by a truck...

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

WFR responds to apartment fire

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WFR responded to an apartment fire at 905 pm on Jan 28, 2019, that is located at 107 19 St NE. Caller reported the fire started in the bathroom of an apartment and all 3 occupants were able to get out of the apartment safely. Firefighters arrived and foun...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

WFR Responds to Kennel Fire

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On the evening of November 28, 2018, WFR was called out to the city of Kranzburg for a reported kennel on fire.  Upon WFR's arrival, the structure was 60% consumed by fire and the contents were fully involved with fire.  A large portion ...

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

WFR Receives Grant from FireHouse Subs

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WFR Receives a $27,550 Grant from FireHouse Subs for Self Contained Breathing Apparatus.   FireHouse Subs will be having an Event to congratulate the South Dakota organizations that are receiving funds from their Public Safety Foundation. &nb...

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