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Posted on: August 17, 2017

WFR responds to vehicle accident at 450th Ave and 164th St.

Rescue 51 and Medic 3 responded to one vehicle accident with one patient that was transported to Prairie Lakes Hospital. The driver of the vehicle evidently swerved to avoid hitting a deer, lost control and ended up going out into a field.  WFR w...Read on...
Posted on: August 15, 2017

WFR Responds to a single vehicle accident

Units from Watertown Fire Rescue responded at 2320 hours Monday night to a single vehicle accident.  When crews arrived on scene they found that a vehicle had hit a deer.  There was significant damage to the front end of the car.&nbs...Read on...

Posted on: August 14, 2017

WFR Responds to Two Vehicle Fires

WFR responded to two separate vehicle fires on August 13 2017.  The first vehicle fire was reported  at 09:12 PM around the area of 4th Ave and 33rd St SW.  Engine 1 crew found a minivan with a small amount of fire underneath it...Read on...

Posted on: August 7, 2017

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to 2 vehicle accident on west Hwy 212.

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a 2 vehicle accident at 33rd St and west Hwy 212 at 8:17 AM on Monday August 7th.  On scene WFR crews found an Oldsmobile Alaro had collided with a Chevy Silverado causing extensive damage to both vehicles. &...Read on...

Posted on: August 2, 2017

Contractor hits gas line

WFR responded to 12th Ave NE and Oak Drive for a ruptured 2' gas line that had been hit by a contractor while boring cable lines. Eng 3 stood by while Municipal Utilities crews located and clamped off the leak. Eng 3 crews returned to FD1..........Read on...

Posted on: July 23, 2017

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to house and garage fire.

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to the area of 1st St and 5th Ave NW at 11:13 am on Sunday July 23 for a house and garage fire.  On scene crews found fire burning the siding on the house, front of an unattached garage, a fence and a Pontiac Fiero...Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2017

WFR responds to multiple MVC's

WFR responded to two separate vehicle accidents on Saturday 7/22/2017. The first accident was at 11:47am at the intersection of Maple and Kemp. Engine 3 responded and cleaned up a small amount of oil and gas from the accident. There were no injur...Read on...

Posted on: July 20, 2017

WFR called to a 2 vehicle accident on Hwy 212 and 26th St SE

WFR crews were dispatched to a 2 vehicle accident on Hwy 212 in front of Culver's restaurant. Rescue 51 and Medic 1 responded along with WPD and SD Highway Patrol. Medic crews assessed 2 patients but neither were transported to the hospital. Rescue 51 cre...Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2017

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to reported kitchen fire.

Watertown Fire Rescue was dispatched to the 1300 block of 1st Ave NE for a reported kitchen fire on Monday July 17th at 8:20 PM.  On scene crews found light smoke throughout the house from a small fire that had started from unattended food left o...Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2017

WFR responds to rollover accident on N. Lake Drive

WFR Rescue 51 and Medic 3 responded to a one vehicle rollover at N. Lake Drive near the area of Sunset Drive. WFR found one vehicle that lost control on the curves and slid down a steep embankment before coming to a rest on its roof on the bike path below...Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2017

WFR responds to baler fire on I-29

Shortly after 1:00pm on 7/17/2017 WFR was called to a tractor fire on I-29 around the area of MM 174. WFR responded with Engine 2, Tender 1, and Brush 2, when crews arrived they found a New Holland baler on fire in the ditch along with a grass fire. Crews...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 ...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...