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Accidents keep Nelson Fire Department staff busy

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
May 26th, 2014

Nelson Fire Department was kept busy overnight, responding to a pair of motor vehicle accidents Sunday.

The first accident occurred at 6:51 p.m. on Blewett Road when a vehicle left the road, ending up approximately 200 feet down a bank.

The car had careened over the bank, plowing through heavy forest before coming to a stop against a large boulder and tree.

In a testament to seatbelt use and modern car design, the male driver and female passenger walked away with only minor injuries.

Nelson Fire Department joined an attending crew from the Blewett Department as the accident happened close to the border of the two departments.

EHS and the RCMP were able to access a driveway below the incident and the patients were removed down to that location. 

The RCMP is investigating the cause of the incident.

A short time later, Nelson Fire Department received a call of a two-vehicle accident on Highway 3A interchange, near to the four-way stop at the foot of Baker Street.

When crews arrived both patients were assessed and the vehicles were assessed for hazards. 

NPD officers arrived on the scene and started traffic control and investigation of the incident. 

Fire crews assisted with traffic control also as the vehicles were blocking four lanes of traffic. 

Fortunately there was not a lot of traffic at the time of the accident.

Friday evening, fire crews were dispatched to the scene of the robbery and pepper spray incident in Rosemont to assist with removal of the pepper spray that was still lingering in the store. 

Crews used large fans to exhaust the contaminant from the store.

Also, Friday night crews had to respond to an unattended campfire, in the city limits, above L.V. Rogers High School. 

A large gathering had obviously been taking place and the fire had been left burning. 

This was the second week in a row that crews had to deal with this in the same location.  Notices were posted in the area advising that open fires in the City of Nelson could constitute a fine of up to $2000.

Nelson Fire Rescue would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that wildfire season is approaching and to take steps to ensure that their yard is cleaned up to reduce the chance of a fire spreading to or from their property.

The calls were part of a busy 18-call weekend by NFD officials.

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