Firefighters Respond To Multiple Fires
The Wolf Point Volunteer Department were called to two separate fires at approximately 4 a.m. on Thursday, July 28.
Initially, firefighters were paged by the Roosevelt County Dispatch Center to a dumpster on fire near the Third Avenue South and Dawson Street.
Almost immediately, dispatch notified them of a structure fire as well. A house on the corner of Custer Street and Third Avenue South, which had previously been set on fire and partially burned, was completely engulfed in flames when the WPVFD arrived on the scene with Engine 8, one of the city’s two structure trucks.
Firefighters battled the blaze for several hours, but the structure was completely destroyed.
On July 10 at 3:34 a.m., firefighters also responded to two simultaneous fires. They were initially paged by Roosevelt County Dispatch to a dumpster on fire near Third Avenue South and Dawson Street.
While responding to that call, assistant chief JT Szymanski, who was driving the department’s command pickup, was notified by a passerby that a fire was burning in an entry of the apartment building on the corner of First Avenue South and Custer Street.
Szymanski quickly closed the lid on the dumpster and raced to the apartment building, along with Wolf Point Police Officer George Lash. Syzmanski used the fire extinguisher from Lash’s patrol car to knock down the flames in the entryway of the apartment building until additional WPVFD firefighters were able to respond with a truck to completely extinguish the flames.
A second truck responded to extinguish the dumpster fire.
WPVFD Chief Clint Bushman asks that residents be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity they see by calling 911.