Saskatchewan

Crews battle grass fire in Lumsden Valley

People driving along Highway 11 reported seeing smoke for kilometres.

Fire tracked east from Lumsden

The fire started late Thursday afternoon. (Michael Lam/Twitter)

Crews battled a grass fire in the Lumsden Valley on Thursday, but by late evening, Lumsden's fire department said the flames were under control.

The fire travelled east of the town along the valley.

Reports of the fire north of Regina came in late in the afternoon, although it's not clear when it began.

People driving along Highway 11 reported seeing smoke for kilometres.

Dallas Valley Ranch Camp had to move its horses and human members to safety.

Smoke could be seen billowing over the highway from the fire. (Heidi Atter/CBC)

Volunteer crews tackled the fire with the help of the Regina fire department.

There's no word on how the fire started.

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