Ada Fire Chief Discusses Procedures & Importance of Mutual Aid Following Fire on Tuesday Night
Ada, MN — The Ada, Borup, and Twin Valley Fire Departments responded to a report of a house fire on Tuesday night approximately three miles east of Ada. The homeowners were able to put out the fire themselves, which originated from an electrical issue. When fire crews arrived they helped ventilate the home and make sure they weren’t any other hot spots. Ada Fire Chief Steve Petry walks us through how their fire crews handle situations such as this or when there is plenty of smoke, but no visible fire.
Petry adds that addition of thermal imaging cameras has been a big help to the department when it comes to identifying potential hotspots.
While they had a sufficient number of firefighters for the incident on Tuesday night, Petry says they, along with all volunteer departments in rural regions, face some major hurdles in the spring and fall as many of their dedicated volunteers may be busy working in the field.
The Norman County Sheriff’s Office, Ada Police Department, and Norman County EMS also responded to the fire on Tuesday night.