Morrin Fire Department gets handle on two fires

Morrin Fire Department attended two fires on Sat. April 3. Including a structure fire and a grass lands fire near Rumsey. ECA Review/Morrin Fire Department
Written by Terri Huxley

Morrin Fire Department attended two fires on Sat. April 3. Including a structure fire and a grass lands fire near Rumsey. ECA Review/Morrin Fire Department

Morrin Fire Department had a busy Easter weekend with two call-outs on Sat. April 3.

Starting the afternoon off, the crew assisted Rumsey Fire Department with a medium-sized grass fire  in the south east corner of their division.

Morrin members noticed the smoke so they self-dispatched  at approximately 3:30 p.m to the situation to ensure safety with these dry conditions the prairies are facing.

“We just felt that the more hands on deck the better, due to conditions,” said Morrin Fire Chief Darcy Davidson.

The crew was back in service at approximately 9 p.m.

As they were cleaning up from this fire, a second came in for a small structure fire northwest of Morrin in a shed.

Members were able to attend in under five minutes as many were still at the hall.

 Munson Fire Department attended as mutual aid on this and many locals also helped at both fires .

Equipment losses were at a minimum. 

No injuries occurred in either situation.

 

Terri Huxley

ECA Review

About the author

Terri Huxley

Terri grew up on a grain farm near Drumheller, Alberta with an eye for the beautiful and uncharted. Living in such a unique and diverse area has helped her become the photographer and reporter she is today.

Coming from the East Central region getting this newspaper on her dinner table growing up, it helped her understand the community she now serves.

In May 2019, Terri was awarded Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association (AWNA) Canada's Energy Citizens Photographic Awards Sports Action – First Place as well as first for the same sports action image nationally with the Canadian Community Newspaper Association (CCNA). Fast forward to 2020, she has won second in the same category for the AWNA.