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Crews battle active grass fire in east Cochrane

Click to play video: 'Fire crews able to control grass fire threatening homes on edge of Cochrane' Fire crews able to control grass fire threatening homes on edge of Cochrane
Fire crews were able to get the upper hand on a grass fire burning on the east side of Cochrane on Friday. As Ina Sidhu reports, it came dangerously close to properties. – Apr 8, 2022

Members of Cochrane Fire Services began battling a fast-moving grass fire in the east end of Cochrane on Friday afternoon.

According to a media release, the fire was located between Benchlands Drive and the community of Gleneagles.

Read more: Firefighters battle multiple grass fires in and around Airdrie

As of 4 p.m., emergency crews were on-site conducting fire suppression activities and motorists were told to expect heavy smoke on Highway 1A.

Residents were being asked to avoid the area.

More to come…

Firefighters were called to a grass fire in east Cochrane on Friday. Ina Sidhu/Global News
Firefighters were called to a grass fire in east Cochrane on Friday. Ina Sidhu/Global News
Firefighters were called to a grass fire in east Cochrane on Friday. Ina Sidhu/Global News

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