Grass fire causes evacuation near Kindersley, Sask.

Kindersley RCMP are evacuating four farms in southwestern Saskatchewan due to a grass fire. Kindersley RCMP / Supplied

KINDERSLEY, Sask. – According to RCMP, a grass fire around 10 kilometres east of Kindersley, Sask. forced an evacuation on Tuesday.

Around 1:30 p.m., the fire was first reported south of the village of Netherhill, Sask.

Officers began evacuating four farms in the affected area at the request of the local fire department. Due to the fire spreading quickly, Mounties asked some residents to be ready to leave their homes and belongings behind.

Emergency fire crews and numerous oilfield companies fought to extinguish the blaze. Wind speeds at the time were between 50 and 80 km/h.

Around 4 p.m., the grass fire was contained and posed no further danger to the public.

No injuries have been reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Kindersley is approximately 185 kilometres southwest of Saskatoon.

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