Millet Fire rescue battles major blaze May 6 near agriplex

Wetaskiwin, Mulhurst Bay, Leduc departments also helping fight fire

Several fire departments, including the Millet Fire Rescue, battled a serious residential blaze in Millet Sunday, May 6 in hot, windy weather.

It wasn’t possible for The Pipestone Flyer to approach the fire scene Sunday evening.

This information was taken from the Millet Fire Department Facebook page May 6 about 8 p.m.:

Incident 18-061: on scene of a major fire involving grass and structures on the west end of Millet (west of the agriplex). ALL bystanders please stay off tower road, Hwy 616, and any area west of the Agriplex.

Update #2: still an active fire scene. Units from Millet, Wetaskiwin, Leduc and Mulhurst Bay are fighting multiple fronts. The trees and grass are very dry and he wind is picking up. We are making progress but have a long fight ahead.

Update #3: the fire is contained to several different areas with crews working hard to completely extinguish all active fire. Overhaul will take a very long time thereafter and crews will be working for some time yet. ‬

To make things worse, the fire department got another emergency call as they were fighting the fire:

Incident 18-062: units leaving our fire scene to respond to a reported MVC just west of Millet. All hands on deck tonight.

Updates will be made when information is available.

Stu.Salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca

 

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