Smoke could be seen far and wide as firefighters from both the Saskatoon Fire Department and the Warman Fire Department battled a quick moving grass fire north of 71st Street on Monday, April 26th.
In a news release from the Saskatoon Fire Department at approximately 5pm, they received the first report of the grass fire at 1:38pm, dispatched apparatus, and received multiple calls through 9-1-1 indicating that the fire was getting larger.
“In total, 4 engine companies, 2 brush trucks, 2 water tankers and the Battalion Chief have been working to cut this fire off and suppress it,” the news release stated.
Both wind and dry conditions are contributing to the fire’s ability to grow and travel.
At the time of the news release, no structures had been involved.
(Photos: Stephanie Pawluk)