Crews from several detachments continued to battle a grass fire northeast of Edmonton on Thursday morning.
Cpl. Ron Bumbry with Strathcona County RCMP said emergency crews were called to the area just after 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Fire crews from Lamont, Strathcona County, Bruderheim and Fort Saskatchewan were called to battle the blaze, Bumbry said.
Air support was also called in to help with water, he added.
The fire was burning in Strathcona County in the area of Range Road 220 just south of Township Road 554. The area is located about five kilometres east of Fort Saskatchewan.
About 20 firefighters from Strathcona County and Fort Saskatchewan remained on scene Thursday morning.
The fire was considered under control but they were monitoring the situation and putting out hot spots.
No injuries were reported and no buildings were lost, Strathcona County Fire said Thursday.
Helicopter drops were being considered to put out the larger hot spots.
Wind was a driving factor on Wednesday, fire officials said.
RCMP added black smoke could be seen in the area due to high winds.
According to Global Edmonton’s chief meteorologist Jesse Beyer, wind speeds in the Edmonton area reached 67 km/h at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Shortly after 8:30 p.m., RCMP said traffic along Range Road 220 was being rerouted in both directions.
The size and cause of the fire was not known Wednesday night, but at around 9:30 p.m., Bumbry said the fire had tapered down and was under control.
WATCH: Windy, dry conditions lead to grass fires in Edmonton (Filed Tuesday, April 23, 2019).