It was a busy Thursday night for Winkler Fire Department, with crews responding to four calls in a two hour span between 6:30 and 8:30pm.

One of those was an industrial fire on Badger Avenue in Winkler, at the city's south end.

According to Chief Richard Paetzold, a sawdust collection system bin was on fire. The call came in at 8:24pm, and when crews arrived they found sawdust, on fire, dropping out of the bin.

"Firefighters hooked up to the collection system’s fire suppression deluge system, and flooded the bin with water before opening it," explained Paetzold to PembinaValleyOnline. "Then, a loader moved the sawdust to a nearby field, where more water was applied to extinguish hotspots."

No damage estimate is available, and there were no injuries. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

Meanwhile, the other calls were being dispatched to assist EMS on 8th Street, carbon monoxide alarms on Raven Road and a collision on Highway 3 at the bridge over Dead Horse Creek.