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Posted on: April 27, 2017

Watertown Fire Rescue Responds to Vehicle versus Building

Watertown Fire Rescue responded just before noon today for a vehicle that had struck a building in the 1600 block of 9th Ave. A full sized Chevy pickup struck the building causing one person to go to the hospital by ambulance and left the building with sl...Read on...

Posted on: April 25, 2017

WFR responds to a fire alarm at 715 21st St SW

WFR responded to a fire alarm at 715 21st St SW. Upon arrival, and investigation of the building, it was determined that the alarm system had malfunctioned.

Posted on: April 24, 2017

Watertown Fire Rescue Responds to 2 Vehicle MVC with Injuries

Shortly after noon today, Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a 2 vehicle MVC with at least 1 known injury.  Both a Rescue Truck and an Ambulance were requested to respond.  The accident involved a pickup and a midsize SUV, both with heav...Read on...

Posted on: April 23, 2017

WFR called to trash can fire

WFR was called to 316 4 St SE for a trash can fire in the back yard next to a garage at 1208 pm on April 23. The fire was contained to the trash and minimal damage to the garage and easily extinguished. It was reported that the fire pit ashes were dumped ...Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2017

Two vehicle collision sends one person to the hospital

At 22:43 - WFR  received 911 tone for a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles at the intersection of  9th Avenue East (Hwy 212) and 29th Street SE with reported injuries. Eng 3 and Medic 3 were dispatched. Upon arrival find vehi...Read on...

Posted on: April 13, 2017

Rescue 51 responds to vehicle accident

Rescue 51 responded to a two vehicle accident in the Esco parking lot. There were no injuries, but one vehicle was leaking anti-freeze.

Posted on: April 11, 2017

WFR responds to afternoon grass fire near Watertown

Watertown Fire Rescue called to the above location for a grass fire. The ditch on the north side of 176th street was burning. Brush 2 and Brush 3  contained the blaze and then extinguished. Fire was confined to less than one acre. The origin is u...Read on...

Posted on: April 10, 2017

2 vehicle collision

WFR received 911 tone for a non-injury MVC with fluid leaking. Engine 3 dispatched with 2 crew members. Upon arrival find two vehicles involved. First vehicle has left rear end damage / no injuries noted. Vehicle able to be driven to owners occupancy appr...Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2017

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to vehicle accident on I-29

WFR responded to vehicle roll over accident on I-29 with Rescue Truck and three Ambulances at MM185. Four patients were transported to PLH. Highway Patrol, Codington County Sheriff, and CCSDR searched for a possible fifth patient involved in the accident,...Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2017

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to single vehicle rollover

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a single vehicle rollover accident at 158th St and Highway 20 at 6:40 am on 4/1/2017. On arrival one vehicle was found on its roof after rolling. The driver of the vehicle had self extricated and was being treated by WFR...Read on...

Posted on: January 13, 2017

Vehicle Collision on Willow Creek Drive

01/13/17 -- 0815 - Wtn Fire Rescue received a fire tone for a two vehicle collision on Willow Creek Drive and 29th St. SE (curve area). Inital report was no injures but fluids leaking. Eng 3 responded with two crew members. Approx. 1/2 mile from scene, an...Read on...

Posted on: January 12, 2017

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to 3 seperate accidents on I-29

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to 3 seperate accidents on I-29 on Thursday.  The first accident occured at 9:07 AM when the driver of a Lincoln Navigator lost control and rolled coming to rest on its top in the median.  The driver was r...Read on...

Posted on: January 6, 2017

WFR responds to vehicle fire

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to the 1700 block of 7th St NE for a vehicle fire in the middle of the street. On scene fire crews found a 2000 Ford Focus that had caught fire in the garage of the residence. The homeowner had pushed the car into the str...Read on...

Posted on: November 15, 2016

Engine 3 responds to vehicle accident at Hwy 81 / 175th St S at 0503.

Engine 3 responded to a vehicle accident at Hwy 81 / 175th St S at 0503, no patients found.

Posted on: November 14, 2016

Serenity Drive Fire Alarm

Wtn Fire Department responded to 2412 Serenity Drive South for a report of smoke in the basement. All occupants were reported out of the home. WFD units from both Station 1 and 2 were dispatched - upon arrival fire crews entered the home to find light smo...Read on...

Posted on: November 10, 2016

WFR responds to 2 vehicle accident

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to 19th Ave and 5th St SE for a 2 vehicle accident Thursday evening at 6:01 PM.  On scene personnel found a 2014 Ford Escape had struck a deer and was then struck in the left rear quarter by a 2013 Cadillac SRX. &a...Read on...

Posted on: November 3, 2016

Engine 3 called to a two vehicle crash

Engine 3, Medic 4 and Medic 2 were called to a two vehicle crash at 730 AM with a report of multiple injuries. The crash occurred on west hwy 212 and 28th St. south. Both vehicles obtained major damage and were towed. Jaws were used to extricate one ...Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2016

Engine 3 responds to vehicle accident at 1535.

Engine 3 and Medic 3, responded to a two vehicle accident at B Ave and 17th St NE. One vehicle ended up on it's side, with the driver unable to get out by herself. Ultimately, the patient was able to be removed through the sun roof of the vehicle. Nobody ...Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2016

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to motor vehicle accident

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to the intersection of 19th St and 7th Ave NE Monday at approximately 2015 for a pickup vs motorcycle accident. On scene WFR personnel found a Ford Ranger had been attempting to turn west on 7th Ave when it struck a Honda ...Read on...

Posted on: September 6, 2016

Vehicle Fire

Sept. 6th, 2016 - 17:02 ------ Watertown Fire Rescue received a 911 tone for a Vehicle fire in the vicinity of the playground in the North ridge Addition. Engine 3 responded with a crew of three. While en route WPD advised that the vehicle was in the str...Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2016

SUV Rolls Near Watertown High School

Watertown Fire Rescue was called out at 08:11 am on Friday, August 26, 2016 to the west parking lot of the Watertown High School for a vehicle that had rolled. A SUV was found lying on it's passenger side near the north end of the parking. There was on...Read on...

Posted on: August 24, 2016

WFR responds to a deck on fire

At 3:15 on August 24, WFR responded to a deck on fire at 6 5th Ave NW. When WFR arrived on scene there was a 4' by 4' deck that was fully engulfed. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire before it was able to spread up the exterior of the structure...Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2016

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to Highway 212 accident

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to Highway 212 and 54th St SW Monday morning, 8/15/16 at 8:39 AM for a 2 vehicle traffic accident. WFR personnel arrived on scene to find a 2016 GMC Acadia had struck the right side of a tool freight truck. The Acadia sus...Read on...

Posted on: July 31, 2016

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to 2 vehicle MVA

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to 20th Ave and 5th St SE Sunday at 5:19 PM for a 2 vehicle MVA. Fire and EMS units arrived on scene to find a Ford F150 had struck a Chrysler Town and Country minivan on the passenger side with the pickup coming to rest o...Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2016

WFR Responds to Two Vehicle Collision

Watertown Fire Rescue was dispatched to the intersection of Maple St and 6th Ave NE for a two vehicle collision. The alarm came in at approximately 2:30 pm on Saturday, July 30, 2016. A black Dodge Durango collided with a silver Buick Le Sabre. The dri...Read on...

Posted on: July 25, 2016

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to two seperate car accidents.

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to two separate car accidents. The first occurred at 0926 at the intersection of 9th Ave and 19th St SE. A 2006 Jeep Compass struck the front left corner of a semi tractor causing extensive damage to the Jeep. WFR person...Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2016

WFR Responds to Multi-car Accident

WFR responded to a three car collision at the intersection of 4th St and 3rd Ave NE on June 24, 2016. The incident occurred around the time of 09:30 am. No injuries were reported during the time of the incident. Two vehicles were leaking fluids onto th...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2016

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to MVC

At 09:34 am on June 21, 2016, WFR responded to the intersection of 4th St and 2nd Ave SW for a two vehicle collision. No injuries were reported. Antifreeze leaking from one of the involved vehicles was cleaned up from the roadway. The driver of one of ...Read on...

Posted on: June 20, 2016

Wtn. Fire Department responds to grass fire.

Watertown Fire Department responded with Brush 1, Brush 3 and Tender 1 to the field at the intersection of 17th St SE and 20th Ave SE for a small grass fire (approx 1/2 acre per owner).It believed to have started from the tractor mower hitting a rock in t...Read on...

Posted on: May 9, 2016

E3 responds to Utility pole fire

E3 responded to a fire in the alley at 224 9th St NW. Utility crews arrived, cut power, extinguished the fire at the top of the pole, and began repairs on the pole.

Posted on: May 4, 2016

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to motorcycle accident....

At approximately 5:05 pm Wednesday afternoon Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a motorcycle vs road sign collision....The accident occurred about 8 miles north of Watertown on a County Road. The rider was on a motocross type of a motorcycle, riding in t...Read on...