Grain Elevator Fire – Sexsmith, AB

Fire crews from the Town of Sexsmith, County of Grande Prairie’s Clairmont, Dunes, LaGlace, Teepee Creek and Bezanson fire stations, as well as fire stations from the Town of Wembley and the City of Grande Prairie responded to Sexsmith for a Grain Elevator on Fire at 7:35pm Tuesday evening.

A total of 39 fire fighters, 2 ladder trucks, 4 engines, 3 brush units, 2 water tenders, 2 rescue units, 2 other support units and the Bezanson Mobile Bus Utility Unit along with emergency personnel from other services also responded.

The fire was contained to a single elevator that has since collapsed, yet the adjacent elevator showed signs of minor flames at the tip which was put out and was monitored throughout the call.

The Grande Prairie Regional Emergency Partnership (GPREP) Emergency Operations Centre was activated during this call.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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