This past month has been a relatively quiet one for your fire department;
- On the afternoon of September 26 crews were sent to Lake Trail Estates, where a resident informed the manager of a problem with a power pole behind one of the residences. The transformer above was emitting sparks and flames and dripping a caustic white substance onto the grassy area below. Firefighters doused the area and monitored it until Fortis could arrive and investigate.
- At 11:18 am on October 2 five members responded to a Mutual Aid call from Lacombe Fire Dept for an MVA in their area. Crews were stood down once Lacombe had the incident under control.
- Over the supper hour on October 6 nearly your entire department was sent to a vehicle fire at a farm southeast of Bentley. A baler in the field was completely engulfed upon arrival so the visible flames were extinguished then the baler was opened so the interior could be doused. The surrounding crop field was soaked to prevent any possible spreading or re-ignition.
- On Friday the 13th crews responded to another vehicle fire at a rural property southeast of town. A truck had been abandoned there and set on fire. The flames had not yet reached the back of the vehicle so the licence plate was quickly removed with a little help from the landowner, in order to assist RCMP with their investigation. The fire was extinguished with water and foam and the scene was turned over to the police.
- And mid-afternoon on October 16 Bentley Fire was again called out to assist Lacombe with a structure fire in their city. A four-storey multi-family unit was involved and it was soon discovered that a worn or faulty dryer belt in the laundry room was possibly to blame. Bentley crews were stood down once Lacombe had the situation managed.