Fire crews contain fast-moving grass fire on Sweetgrass First Nation – 980 CJME

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 2019163 Views

April 24, 2019

As of 8 p.m. Tuesday, the smoke had subsided and fire crews appeared to have a handle on a once fast-moving grass fire that posed a risk to the Sweetgrass First Nation, Table Mountain area and the Village of Prongua near Highway 40.

Battlefords RCMP had asked the public to avoid the area starting around 2:30 p.m. In an update issued shortly before 7 a.m. Wednesday, RCMP stated the fire had been contained and under control as of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The Battleford Fire Department and Sweetgrass Fire Department responded to the blaze.

Traffic was restricted in the area of the blaze to allow crews room to work.

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