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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to grass fire

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On November 14th at 3:02 PM Watertown Fire Rescue was dispatched to a grass fire 6 miles south of Watertown. Upon arriving on scene crews found a small fire that was burning in a ditch and some cattails in a slough next to the ditch. Crews extinguished th...

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Posted on: November 11, 2019

WFR responds, to broken gas line starts kitchen fire

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On November 11th at 8:50 pm WFR responded to structure fire at 1702 14th Ave SE. Fire was the result of a broken gas pipe connecting a kitchen stove to the homes natural gas service. Before WFR arrival the quick thinking home owner shut off gas supply and...

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Posted on: November 9, 2019

Fire crew responds to CO alarm

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Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a call of Carbon Monoxide alarms going off at 723 Kemp Ave W at approximately 11:36PM on Friday November 8th. Upon arrival, engine 4 crew did find that there was CO present in the home and the likely cause of the CO was ...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

WFR responds to Fire Alarm set off by Steam

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to a general fire alarm at 1029 29th street SE for a general fire alarm at 19:18. Upon arrival crews found the alarm was set off from steam from a food buffet. Crews exchange air in the building with a ventilation fan. Crews...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

WFR responds to a car crash

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On 10-31-19 at 10:33a.m. WFR was called to a 2 vehicle crash that needed the use of the Jaws of life.  WFR responded to the intersection of 164th St. and Sioux Conifer Rd. with rescue 51 and Medic 3.  A pickup and car were found with maj...

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Posted on: October 20, 2019

WFR responds to trailer house fire

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Watertown Fire Rescue crews were dispatched to a mobile home fire at 1014 13th St SW right at Midnight on 10/20/2019. On arrival crews found light smoke and charring coming from the front corner of the trailer house. Crews used tools to remove the siding ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2019

WFR responds to an apartment fire

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Watertown Fire Rescue crews were dispatched just before 5:00 pm on 10/19/2019 to 1200 2nd Ave SW #45, for heavy black smoke coming from an apartment complex unit. Once on scene crews found heavy black smoke rolling out of the end unit of single story apar...

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Posted on: October 19, 2019

WFR Responds to Highway 212 Bridge Construction Accident

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Just past 12:30 pm on 10/19/2019 Watertown Fire Rescue crews were dispatched to the bridge construction project on West Highway 212 and 3rd St South for a construction worker who fell approx 30 feet. Engine 4, Medic 5 and Battalion 1 responded. On arrival...

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

Early morning fire in McKinley trailer court

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Watertown Fire Rescue(WFR) was called to an early morning fire of a residence in McKinley trailer court. The mom and two children were able to escape and there were no injuries. 

Upon arrival of WFR to the home, there was flames coming out the fro...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

WFR Responds to 3 Vehicle Accident

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At around 1700 hours yesterday afternoon, WFR responded to a 3 vehicle accident at the corner of 5th St. and 1st Ave. SE.   Watertown Fire Rescue responded with 2 ambulances and a Rescue Truck.   WFR transported 2 injured patients to Pra...

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