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Swift Current RCMP, fire department and ambulance all had to address some emergencies are currently investigating a couple of incidents.

* City firefighters responded to a report of a semi trailer on fire 5 km east of Waldeck at 12:27 p.m. Aug. 10.
Upon arrival, firefighters quickly extinguished a fire in a tire on a semi-trail which was hauling a mobile home.
One man on scene was taken to hospital by ambulance with inhalation of smoke and fire extinguisher chemical.

• Firefighters and the ambulance responded to a report of a person being struck by a vehicle near the North Service Road and Robert Street West near the museum.
When they arrived, the determined the young man had been struck by a pick-up truck. The man was transported to hospital.
The case is currently under RCMP investigation.

• Swift Current RCMP are also investigating a hit and run collision that happened in the early morning hours of Aug. 6. Neighbours and the property victim located on the 300 block of 6th Ave. NW awoke to the sound of tires squealing and a loud bang and more squealing when the driver left. The vehicle is either a truck or larger SUV with damage to the from passenger side. Call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), *8477 on Sask-Tel mobility or text TIP206 plus message to CRIMES (274637), or you can submit a tip online at

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