Emergency crews from Dalmeny, Warman, Osler, Saskatoon and Martensville were on scene for a large grass fire on Saturday, April 25th. RCMP and Corman Park Police were also called to the scene to assist in traffic control.
The fire was located south of Highway 305 and the Martensville Fire Department received the call at 2:43pm, and arrived on scene at 2:57pm with 2 grass trucks, a tanker and a pumper.
“The fire consumed a large area threatening acreages. It was fast moving due to wind and dry conditions, but was stopped at Highway 305,” MFD Deputy Fire Chief Dean Brooman said.
Although several residents within the area were asked to evacuate temporarily as crews worked together to get the fire under control, no homes were lost in the blaze.
After hours of working to get the fire, which was approximately one mile and three-quarters long and a half mile wide, the MFD left the scene at 11:30pm.
As we move into a dryer season, Brooman reminds people to be Fire Smart and take precautions when starting a fire. “Use common sense and do not light a fire on windy/dry days and dispose of cigarettes in a safe manner.”
Brooman also noted that residents should watch for fire bans from the RM of Corman Park and the City of Martensville. For more information about how to be Fire Smart, visit https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/environment-public-health-and-safety/fire-safety/firesmart-prevent-and-prepare-for-wildfire.
For information about having fires within Martensville city limits, you can learn more about Residential Fire Related Regulations by visiting https://www.martensville.ca/news/details/residential_fire_related_regulations2.html.