Saskatchewan

Crews battle Saskatoon-area grass fire

While the flood fight continues around Saskatchewan, it was another grass fire that was keeping crews busy Monday in the Saskatoon area.

While the flood fight continues around Saskatchewan, it was another grass fire that was keeping crews busy Monday in the Saskatoon area.

The fire, at least the third in the area in recent days, broke out around noon near the Wanuskewin Heritage Park north of the city.

Clarence Reimer, who lives nearby, said he's not too worried, but was keeping a wary eye on the situation.

"It's so wet out there, I don't really think it's going to get a chance to destroy anything," Reimer said. "But there's obviously concerns, because we've had fires here for the last two years."

One grass fire last year swept through the Wanuskewin Heritage Park, narrowly missing the main buildings on the site. 

Monday's fire was on the northern outskirts of the city, along Penner Road between the heritage park and the Cathedral Bluffs development.

The fire was fed by brisk winds, but crews had it extinguished within three hours.

Last Thursday, a garbage fire sparked a grass fire southwest of the city that eventually covered 25 hectares.

A day before that, a grass fire in the Cranberry Flats conservation area south of the city burned through about two hectares.

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