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UPDATE: Grass fire in the Battlefords contained

UPDATE: The fire has been contained and brought under control with the help of fire departments from Sweetgrass First Nation, Battleford, Cut Knife and Moosomin First Nation. Traffic restrictions on Highway 40 have ended. The investigation around the cause of the fire is ongoing.


The Battlefords RCMP are asking the public to avoid the area affected by a fast-moving grass fire. The fire currently poses a risk to Sweetgrass First Nation, the Table Mountain area and the village of Prongua near Highway 40.

The RCMP says the fire is currently north of Highway 40 but may cross the highway if the winds increase. Mounties are asking the public to avoid the area until further notice. Residents in the area are advised to be on alert and prepared. The Department of Highways is currently restricting traffic in the area. Both the Battleford Fire Department and Sweetgrass Fire Department are on scene fighting the fire and attempting to slow its advance.

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