An out of control fire burning south of Saskatoon has destroyed a trailer and possibly other vehicles, according to the Saskatoon Fire Department (SFD).
According to the SFD, they received a report of a controlled burn that got out of control at 2:54 p.m. on Tuesday.
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The fire was reported along Highway 60, south of Valley Road. The SFD said a fire truck, two tank units, two brush trucks and the battalion commander were dispatched to the scene.
Upon arrival, the SFD said a large grass fire was moving quickly with winds blowing from the east southeast at speeds ranging from 44 km/h to 55 km/h.
The SFD said it prioritized protecting structures in the path of the fire. They say the fire is hard to put out and anticipate right now. They say the fire has already consumed a trailer and possibly other vehicles and is causing concern to structures.
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Partner Fire Departments of Pike Lake and Delisle, Sask. are currently on site to help extinguish the fires. SFD says commuting and water supply are a priority for all fire ground personnel.
They say Corman Park police were also on the scene to redirect traffic due to the risk of fire crossing the freeway.
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Three additional fire engines from SFD intervene to help extinguish and protect the structures. SFD says visibility is poor due to the amount of smoke in this area. It is advised to avoid this area until further notice.
The SFD says further updates on this fire will be provided as soon as possible.
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