On the morning of Monday, January 4, a structural fire engulfed an apartment building at 1441 102 Street in North Battleford. Due to the size of the building and the severity of the fire, the North Battleford Fire Department required the assistance of nearby fire departments, including the Town of Battleford and the RM of North Battleford.
In addition, vital assistance was provided by Community Safety Officers, the RCMP, WPD Ambulance, the Canadian Red Cross, the City’s Public Works, Roadways and Water/Wastewater Departments, SaskPower, SaskEnergy, and the Salvation Army. The City also established an Emergency Operations Centre to assist in coordinating the emergency response.
City of North Battleford Mayor David Gillan stated “On behalf of the residents of the affected building, City Council, and the citizens of North Battleford, I want to thank the brave men and women who responded at such late hour in such cold temperatures. In particular, I want to thank the dedicated firefighters from the City of North Battleford, the Town of Battleford and the RM of North Battleford who tirelessly worked throughout the night and into the next day to protect people and property. Our heartfelt thank you to you all.”
The RCMP is requesting that anyone with information regarding the fire 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