It was a busy weekend for the Fort Saskatchewan Fire Department.

On Saturday (Jan.22) at around 3:26 p.m., they were called to a small single-family house near Sherridon Drive after getting reports of smoke coming from the roof. 

When firefighters arrived, they saw the flames were coming from the back of the house. Crews entered the attic which was filled with flames and heavy smoke.

With help from Strathcona County Emergency Services, they were able to quickly knock down the fire. Crews stayed on scene for a while after and a vacuum truck was called in to help with the removal of insulation.

Only one person was home at the time of the fire and they were able to evacuate safely without injury.

The cause and extent of the damage are under investigation.

Vehicle fire

Sunday night (Jan.23) at around 8:36 p.m., Fort Saskatchewan firefighters responded to a possible vehicle fire at the Highway 21 and Southridge Blvd intersection. The vehicle was reportedly attached to a tow truck.

No fire was found when crews arrived. However, the driver-side wheel had come off and melted the metal rim.

Firefighters stayed on scene to help with traffic control and the tow company until the area was cleared.