Fire officials confirmed Sunday afternoon that they were fighting a fire in the Assiniboine Forest area.

Officials said the call came in around 2:30 p.m.

Crews were still out fighting the fire into the evening Sunday, but said it was under control.

Officials wouldn't say how big the fire was and the cause isn't yet known, but they said grass and brush fires are common for this time of year.

Traffic was backed up on Taylor Avenue, Shaftesbury Boulevard and Grant Avenue, as well as other parts of the West End but traffic conditions have cleared.