A 36-year-old man is dead following a collision between a pickup truck and a semi-trailer unit on Highway 16 on Tuesday, July 25.
Warman/Martensville RCMP were dispatched to the scene of a serious, two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 16 and Township Road 384 near the community of Langham shortly before midnight on July 26.
According to the RCMP, a semi-trailer unit was traveling northwest on Highway 16 when a Ford Ranger pickup truck attempted to cross westbound on Township Road 384. The pickup was struck by the semi.
The 36-year-old male driver and lone occupant of the pickup truck who is from the Saskatoon area was declared deceased at the scene. The driver and lone occupant of the semi was uninjured.
An RCMP Collision Analyst attended the scene and the westbound lane of Highway 16 was shut down for several hours and traffic re-routed while they conducted their investigation.
The matter continues to be under investigation.
Warman firefighters responded to a house fire on Main Street in Warman on Tuesday afternoon, July 25.
The fire was quickly brought under control and was confined to an attached garage and the common wall between the garage and the house. No adjacent homes were threatened. No one was injured in the incident.
The home that caught fire is an older building.
Firefighters received the call at about 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25.
At that time, they had just finished extinguishing a grass fire in the RM of Corman Park about three kilometers east of Highway 11 on Township Road 382. That grass fire, which was apparently started when an electrical transformer on a power pole blew, was fanned by high winds. The grass fire call was called in at about 2:00 p.m.. on July 25.
SaskPower crews and Corman Park Police service were also on the scene of the grass fire. SaskPower technicians were able to repair the burned transformer and restore power to areas that were affected by the isolated power outage.
Warman firemen were able to extinguish the grassfire in a matter of minutes, preventing the blaze from spreading to a farmyard which would have been directly in the path of the fire if it had gotten any larger.
Almost all available members from Warman Fire Rescue were on the scene of the grassfire. While they rushed to the house fire in Warman, two firefighters who were still in town went to the fire hall to pick up turnout gear and self-contained breathing apparatus for their colleagues.
Warman Fire Chief Russ Austin said the fire started in the garage, although the cause of the blaze is undetermined and is under investigation. He estimated the damage at about $20,000.
Austin said it was fortunate the garage door was closed at the time of the fire, noting it prevented the flames from spreading. Fire crews were able to apply flame-retardant foam to the exterior of the building before attacking it on the inside.
A four-unit condominium under construction in the Lake Vista neighbourhood of Martensville was levelled by fire in the early morning hours of Thursday, July 20.
Firefighters responded to the call at about 3:00 a.m., according to Martensville Deputy Fire Chief Dean Brooman.
Fire crews used two pumpers and a tanker. When they arrived on scene, the building was fully engulfed and flames were shooting high into the air.
They were able to get the fire under control in about 20 minutes, and continued actively fighting the blaze until about 6:30 a.m.
“There were multiple 911 calls about a structure fire at this end of the city,” said Brooman in an interview at the scene on Thursday morning as a fire crew soaked down smouldering hotspots in the rubble. “At that time of the night, you never know exactly what to expect, but thankfully the building was unoccupied and we didn’t have to worry about anyone being trapped inside.
“We were able to get good containment on it right away and we’re happy we were able to stop it from going any further than it did.”
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