April 24, 2019 11:00 am
Updated: April 24, 2019 7:24 pm

Fast-moving grass fire that posed risk to 3 Saskatchewan communities now contained

WATCH ABOVE: The wildfire situation in Saskatchewan eased a little bit on Wednesday. The Biggar blaze as well as the one near the Battlefords are now contained. Brittney Matejka reports.


A fast-moving grass fire that posed a risk to three communities in Saskatchewan has been contained.

Battlefords RCMP said the fire burning north of Highway 40 had posed a risk to Sweetgrass First Nation, the village of Prongua and Table Mountain.

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There were concerns the fire would jump the highway.

Firefighters from Battleford and Cut Knife as well as Sweet Grass and Moosomin First Nations helped contain the fire.

READ MORE: Wildfire prompts state of emergency in Biggar, Sask. area

The RCMP also credited landowners, who tilled fire breaks ahead of the blaze, from helping to prevent the grass fire from getting out of control.

WATCH BELOW: Extremely dry conditions make parts of Saskatchewan high risk for wildfires

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