Saskatoon

Saskatoon-area grass fire blocks freight train

A freight train was stopped for more than two hours during a grass fire west of Saskatoon on Tuesday night.

Fire started near train tracks, crews fought fire for 2 hours

Saskatoon firefighters were busy at a grass fire west of the city on Tuesday night. (Saskatoon Fire Department/Submitted)

A freight train was stopped for more than two hours during a grass fire west of Saskatoon on Tuesday night.

A fire engine, two brush trucks, two water tankers and a battalion chief were called to the fire west of the city just after 7:30 p.m. CST.

Two fires were burning close to the train tracks. Firefighters requested a train travelling through the area to stop while crews worked to spray the area down.

Crews were able to get the fire under control and the train was allowed to continue travelling.

It's still not known what caused the fire.

No one was injured.