In the early morning hours of Monday, January 3rd, the North Battleford Fire Service, Community Safety Officers, Battlefords RCMP, other area fire departments and local EMS responded to a structural fire causing significant damage to an apartment building located at 1441 – 102 Street. The building’s residents were successfully evacuated, with 17 people transported to Battlefords Union Hospital. One person received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries and 16 people were treated and discharged. All 17 residents have since been released while six emergency services personnel were also treated and discharged. There have been no reported fatalities. During the event, the City established an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to coordinate the response.
The City asks that residents avoid the 1400-block of 102 Street as crews continue to monitor for pocket fires and secure the scene.
In collaboration with first responders and public officials, the Canadian Red Cross is on the ground providing emergency support services for anyone who has been displaced by the fire. If you have been affected by this disaster, please contact the Red Cross at 1-888-800-6493 at your earliest convenience.
The fire will be jointly investigated by the North Battleford Fire Department, the RCMP, and the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency. The RCMP continues to investigate the cause of the fire and is requesting that anyone with information call 310-RCMP. Information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1‐800‐222‐TIPS (8477) or www.saskcrimestoppers.com.
For more information:
David D’Eon, Public Relations
306 445-9155 | firstname.lastname@example.org