No injuries reported

Highway fire

Rimbey fire department had a fire, which threatened to engulf a Precision Well Servicing coil tubing rig, under control

  • Tue Apr 15th, 2014 5:00am
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Rimbey fire department had a fire, which threatened to engulf a Precision Well Servicing coil tubing rig, under control is less than an hour last Wednesday.

Fire Chief John Weisgerber said the fire may have been caused by a tire blow out which caused friction somewhere on the rig, which, in turn, ignited the flames.

Firefighters responded to several calls about the rig which was engulfed in flames at around 6:30 p.m. April 9. The rig was southbound on Highway 20 north of Rimbey when the firefighters responded.

“We had it all under control in about 45 minutes,” said Weisgerber, “but the rig sustained heavy damage.”

There were no injuries in the fire and the truck pulling the rig was not on fire.

Traffic was stopped on Highway 20 while firefighters fought the blaze. RCMP and emergency crews were also on the scene.