Drumheller and area firefighters were very busy last night extinguishing a very serious house fire.
According to Drumheller Fire Cheif Bruce Wade, reports of the blaze started to come in around 4:30 pm on March 3.
"We got the call around 4:30 yesterday afternoon of a structure fire fully involved. We responded with our number 1 pump, number 5 unit which is an aerial truck, our number 2 pump, and Rosedale Station responded with their truck."
Plumes of smoke could be seen from all corners of the valley drawing attention to the sight. The cold weather did cause issues for the firefighters on the scene as many were covered in thick ice from the water.
"We did lose one exposure that was a total loss to the south from the original house. There was damage to the house on the north side, some slight damage to the siding. The original house was a total loss. We did call in the Dalum Fire Department to standby," continued Wade.
Dalum Fire Department did arrive on the scene with three trucks to provide support if needed. The blaze was finally extinguished in the very late hours of the night.
"At this point in time, it is still under investigation. We will update you when we have any further information," concluded Wade.
If people are looking to help the families displaced, you can reach out to Ben Lippers with the Salvation Army at (403) 334-1745.