Lacombe firefighters treated at hospital after fire

Seven Lacombe firefighters were treated for eye irritation and breathing discomfort after responding to a fire in the chemistry lab at Canadian University College on Tuesday night.

Seven Lacombe firefighters were treated for eye irritation and breathing discomfort after responding to a fire in the chemistry lab at Canadian University College on Tuesday night.

Lacombe firefighters and supporting units from Bentley and Blackfalds were able to contain the fire and evacuate the building.

No injuries were reported by college students or staff.

During the fire, chemicals in the lab reacted to the heat and fire. Firefighters were treated at the scene by EMS and as a precaution were transported to Lacombe Hospital by EMS.

All members were released from hospital later that night.

Once the fire was extinguished, City of Red Deer and Nova Chemical hazardous materials teams re-entered the building to ensure there was no further risk of a chemical release or fire.

The cause of the fire and the estimated damage remain under investigation.

Just Posted

Sylvan Lake council adopts waterfront plan

Sustainable Waterfront Area Redevelopment Plan to guide development for next 20 years

Two people die in Rocky-area collision

Rocky Mountain House RCMP investigate

RDC launches week of activities focusing on student mental health

Learners invited to join the discussion at #MakeSomeTimeRDC

Husky Energy walks away from its hostile takeover bid for MEG Energy

CALGARY — Husky Energy Inc. is walking away from its hostile takeover… Continue reading

Trudeau says politicians shouldn’t prey on Canadians’ fears

The Prime Minister was speaking at a townhall in Ontario

Teen vaping is an epidemic: US government

E-cigarettes are now the top high-risk substance used by teenagers, outpacing cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana

‘I never said there was no collusion,’ Trump lawyer says

President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani says he has ‘never said there was no collusion’

Body of Canadian miner found after African kidnapping

Kirk Woodman’s body was discovered 100 kilometres from the site where he worked for Progress Mineral Mining Company in Burkina Faso

Canada’s Conners on his way to full PGA Tour card with fast start to 2019 season

Corey Conners was working on his putting last Friday when fellow Canadian… Continue reading

Canada’s Milos Raonic, Denis Shapovalov advance at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — Canada’s Milos Raonic and Denis Shapovalov have advanced to… Continue reading

Study finds more than half of food produced in Canada wasted

The study released Thursday is the world’s first to measure food waste using data from industry and other sources instead of estimates

AP Exclusive: A peek at how Disney resort shows are made

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — With excitement building over a new “Star… Continue reading

Justin Bieber’s ‘Steps to Stardom’ hometown exhibit makes plans for a book

STRATFORD, Ont. — Justin Bieber’s meteoric rise to pop stardom will be… Continue reading

Most Read