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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Recreational fire ban is lifted for Watertown residents

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City of Watertown is removing the ban on recreational fires, effective immediately.  Due to the recent rain received, City officials have determined it is safe to remove the ban on recreational fires within city limits. 

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

City of Watertown implements a ban on recreational fires

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In accordance with the Codington County Burn Ban the city of Watertown is implementing a burn ban of recreational fires. Any outdoor burning is strictly prohibited to include recreational fire pits.  The ban has been placed due to the extreme fir...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

WFR Responds to mutual aid request for grass fire

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Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a mutual aid request from South Shore Fire Department on 4/5/2021 just after 6pm. A controlled burn by a land owner had gotten out of control due to the predicted high winds that moved into the area around 6pm. South Sho...

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Posted on: April 3, 2021

Fire in the 1300 block of 22nd St NE destroys camper

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At approximately 12:07 on April 3, 2021 Watertown Fire Rescue (WFR) was dispatched to the 1300 block of 22nd St NE for a camper and fence on fire. While enroute to the fire, WFR was notified that the fire had spread to a pickup and was nearing the house. ...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Structure Fire

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Watertown Fire Rescue was called to a structure fire at 3:30 pm, location was 1348 12th St NE, the fire had started on the outside of the home and wind, low humidity were contributing factors. The fire had extended into the home through the eves and patio...

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Posted on: March 28, 2021

WFR Responds to Car vs Motorcycle Accident

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At 7:10pm on March 28th, 2021, Watertown Fire Rescue responded to an accident at the intersection of 2nd St and 7th Ave NE.  A motorcycle collided with a car near the intersection.  The driver of the motorcycle was transported to Prairie...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

WFR Fights Multi-Building Fire

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Watertown Fire Rescue was Dispatched to a multi-building fire just west of the intersection of 460th Ave. and 161st St.  Northeast of Watertown. When crews arrived the fire had spread to 3 buildings, a tractor, and multiple hay bales.  W...

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