In the last few days, Southern Saskatchewan has seen more than it's fair share of grassland fires that have grown out of control. So when a small fire was seen on a rural property near Moosomin, the fire department knew they had to take it seriously.
"I was actually the first person to notice it," shared Moosomin Fire Chief, Rob Hanson. "I was out in the country and I called it in. I called the landowner and called 911."
He explained that it started around 12:30 pm yesterday afternoon and lasted for approximately four hours.
"It was an old scrub pile that had been lit four weeks ago that flared up in the wind and got away on us and the landowner. It was full bore by the time we got to it. With this wind, we weren't going to get it anyway. We had about five or six tractors and big discs, that's what did all the work for us. We put out hot-spots with our trucks."
He went on to say that they got it under control and were busy finishing putting out the hot spots later that afternoon.
"It was just pasture land and farmland."
Thankfully, there was no damage to property and no injuries. There have been many fires across the province in recent days that have been much more damaging and in some cases, deadly.