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Homes evacuated as grass fire spreads northwest of Cochrane

Crews responded to a fire near Cochrane, Alta., on Friday, April 24, 2020. Global News

Emergency crews responded to a large grass fire northwest of Cochrane on Friday, according to RCMP.

Officers said they received a call at 4:15 p.m. alerting them to the blaze, which was a structure fire that evolved into a grass fire.

Police asked people to stay away from the Mountain View Estates area as firefighters battled the smoke and flames.

Crews responded to a fire northwest of Cochrane, Alta., on Friday, April 24, 2020. Global News

RCMP said approximately 40 houses were evacuated. People were allowed back in their homes at 7 p.m.

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No houses were affected and no one was injured, police said.

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