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Local fire departments respond to tanker rollover, Clairmont fire

UPDATE: STARS Air Ambulance says it was called in to care for a man in his 50s involved in the tanker rollover. The decision was made to instead take him by ground ambulance to the Dawson Creek Hospital.

County of Grande Prairie firefighters were kept busy Sunday night by a crash involving dangerous goods and an unrelated fire.

Crews from the Clairmont and Dunes stations, along with the Village of Hythe Fire Department, were called to Highway 2 on the other side of the Alberta/B.C. border around 7:30 p.m. as a truck had rolled over and was leaking corrosive material.

The leak was stopped and what was spilled was contained. 511 Alberta reports the highway fully reopened around 4 a.m. Monday morning.

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The Clairmont and Dunes stations were then sent to Clairmont along with the Town of Sexsmith Fire Department around 11:30 p.m. A shed at the back of a home had caught fire and the flames had spread to the home itself.

Firefighters brought the blaze under control and contained it to the rear part of the structure. The people home at the time made it out safely and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

The aftermath of the fire in Clairmont, Sierra Garnish
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