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Burns Lake Fire Rescue sees busy month in December, January

Burns Lake Fire Rescue says it has responded to 29 calls in the last month.

According to a Facebook post, multiple calls occurred between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. with 12 to 17 members on site for each call.

Director of Protective Services, Rob Krause said not all of the calls were fire related.

“The calls are a variety of all the responses that we do so, motor vehicle accidents, some medical calls, fires, alarm calls, carbon monoxide alarms, fire alarms, things like that,” he said.

Krause added for the most part there is no connection between the calls but fire crews have responded to three calls for the same residence.

He also said that the Burns Lake Fire Rescue saw an increase in calls last year from October 2020 to January 2021 and it is looking like 2022 is replicating that busy period.

“This January we are tied, the total calls we did last year for the month of January and we still have two weeks to go. Our average is eleven calls per month and we are at 16 for this month as of today (Monday),” Krause said.

Fire crews responded to multiple calls this weekend including two motor vehicle incidents and a medical call.

Krause provided some safety tips including driving for the road conditions, making sure to check and change your batteries for smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors and to ensure chimneys are cleaned.

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