Police Briefs: Blackfalds responds to structure fires

On Oct. 6th, the Blackfalds Fire department responded to two structure fires, one during the day and another later that night.

  • Oct. 9, 2014 4:00 p.m.

On Oct. 6th, the Blackfalds Fire department responded to two structure fires, one during the day and another later that night.

The first fire was a kitchen fire in a mobile home in the trailer park on the north end of Blackfalds.

Fire Chief Robert Coté said firefighters were ultimately able to extinguish the fire, which began on a stovetop in the kitchen.

They were also able to save the building but the entire residence was full of smoke when they arrived.

Blackfalds RCMP Detachment Commander Ken Morrison also said RCMP are investigating a sudden death in relation to the fire.

He added this fire took place in a different unit than last Monday’s mobile home fire and the two incidents are not connected.

Coté said no bystanders were hurt in the blaze.

That night, Blackfalds Fire also responded to a fire inside an abandoned farm implement building within the Town limits.

Coté said the structure was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived and the building was consumed by fire, but firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the original property line with minimal impact to the surrounded grassy areas.

Coté added the blaze is a suspected arson and that two youths were seen fleeing the scene. Morrison said anyone with information regarding this incident or the two youths is asked to contact Blackfalds RCMP.

Crews respond to collisions

Lacombe emergency crews responded to two motor vehicle collisions in the last week, both on QE II Hwy.

The first incident was called in at about 6:30 p.m. the evening of Oct. 1st.

A car and truck had collided at the intersection of Hwy. 2A and Hwy. 12. The second instance was at 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 4th and was a single vehicle rollover on QEII.

In both instances, Fire Chief Ed van Delden said the fire department’s involvement was minimal and none of the patients were severely injured. Fire crews cleaned up leaking fluid and disconnected battery cables on the vehicles to be towed while EMS treated patients.

At the first collision inside the City, van Delden said EMS treated the driver of the car involved in the collision. In the single vehicle rollover on the QEII, those involved were treated for glass injuries.

Armed robbery at Blackfalds Fas Gas

On Oct. 1st, at 11:43 p.m. a lone male clad in black clothing from head to toe, wearing a mask and carrying a hand gun entered the Fas Gas in Blackfalds.

The male demanded the employee to empty the cash register of its cash and then demanded cigarettes from the storage racks behind the counter.

The male then departed the store with an undisclosed amount of money and cigarettes and proceeded east on Panorama Drive. The employee did not sustain any injuries but was emotionally shaken.

Blackfalds RCMP attended and immediately initiated an investigation including a search of the area but the suspect was not found.

RCMP are following up leads in this matter and the investigation is continuing.

Blackfalds RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance to identify the suspect in this matter. If anyone has any information about this crime they are asked to call Crime Stoppers or the Blackfalds RCMP at 403-885-3300.

 

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