The family that used to reside at 25 Elm Crescent knows they didn’t lose everything in a recent house fire, and are thanking for a crucial series of events and especially one person. Homeowner Liz Pope is crediting the successful split-second escape by her daughter and granddaughter to family friend Brette Jameson, who just [...]
A fire that destroyed an older trailer home in Hay River on April 4 injured a small child who was flown to Edmonton for treatment. Sources close to The Hub say the young girl, around one year of age, was flown to Yellowknife and then on to Edmonton once weather cleared up the day [...]
A massive fire destroyed a residential home on the morning of Feb. 25. The inferno engulfed a house on 105 Street on Vale Island. The residence was empty at the time of the fire and Hay River Fire Chief Ross Potter described the building as a “total loss.” Fourteen firefighters were on the scene for [...]
A building in West Channel was completely destroyed by a chimney fire last week.Firefighters were called to the fire around 12:15 p.m. on Jan. 30. By the time they reached the property at 139 Alaska Rd. at 12:30 p.m., the building was completely engulfed in fire. There were no injuries, but firefighters had to [...]
A recent fundraiser has greatly increased the odds of a Hay River family being reunited for Christmas. With its annual wine festival and art auction on Nov. 9, Hay River’s Rotary Club raised $2,300 to help the Moses family get together for the holidays. Harvey Moses, who recently turned 20, has been at the [...]
As of Monday, smoke particles from the forest fires in northern Alberta were still blowing north and causing hazy conditions and this has some Hay Riverites wondering how to breathe safely. Throughout the past two weeks, smoke has been drifting through the southern NWT. People with increased sensitivity to smoke and irritants in the air [...]
A trailer home in Hay River has been made unlivable by an electrical fire. Firefighters were dispatched to the scene of the fire on Caribou Crescent at 9:15 p.m. on Feb. 17. Fire Chief Ross Potter said when firefighters arrived, the trailer’s back end containing bedrooms and a bathroom were in flames.
Hay River’s fire chief estimates that $100,000 worth of damage was done to a local recreational machine dealership after a fire started in the shop.
The summer is coming and with very little rain in the forecast of an already dry spring the danger for a fire has reached an extreme. The Town of Hay River has issued a fire ban effective immediately for the town that includes campfires and backyard fire pits. The release states that the ban will [...]
Two Hay River teens are credited by the RCMP for putting out a house fire on Porrit Place on Saturday. Scott Heron, 18 and Brendan Look, 17, were walking walking by the two-storey house at around 9 p.m. when they saw the flame, coming from the stove in the window. “I saw the flickering light, [...]