Fire crews, neighbours battle farm fire north of Regina

Fire officials say high winds are to blame for spreading a fire in a farmer's field north of Regina.

Fire officials say high winds are to blame for spreading a fire in a farmer's field north of Regina. 

Firefighters responded to the call near the Edenwold turn-off on Highway 6 at about 2 p.m. CST.

The flames started west of the farm's buildings, but strong winds spread the fire towards them. The fire was contained before it reached any structures. 

"As far as a cause, we definitely know there was no controlled burn going on at this time, so it was related to either the harvest, although the machinery wasn't in the area where it looks like it originated," said Gerard Kay, Deputy Chief, Public Safety, Planning & Prevention. 

"So investigators will have to do a bit of digging to figure out a possible cause of the fire."

The RCMP warned drivers to be careful for most of the afternoon due to reduced visibility on Highway 6 caused by heavy smoke coming from the field. Black plumes of smoke could be seen from Regina. 

Farmers from the area stepped in to help haul water to the scene and even towed a fire truck that got stuck in some mud. 

Firefighters got the fire under control and stopped it from spreading.