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Saskatoon Fire Department responds to a grass fire West of Saskatoon.

For immediate release: May 14, 2019 - 10:46pm
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Saskatoon Fire Department responds to a grass fire West of Saskatoon.

 

At 07:39 this evening the Saskatoon Fire Department received several 911 calls reporting a grass fire west of the city close to Highway 7.  An Engine, two Brush Trucks, two Water Tankers and a Battalion Chief were dispatched to the scene.  First arriving crews found two large fires burning close to the train tracks.  Incident command requested a freight train passing through the area be stopped for the safety of the firefighters working on the scene.  The fire crews worked for over two hours to knock down the flames and extinguish hot spots, the train was then allowed to resume its journey to its destination.

 

There were no injuries reported as a result of this fire.

 

The cause of the fire is undetermined.