Paynton and Maidstone Fire Departments are currently at the scene of a large grass fire that is crossing both lanes of Highway 16, near the Village of Paynton.
Maidstone RCMP are currently blocking off the highway, as there is zero visibility due to smoke. Travellers on the highway can expect delays. At this point, it is unknown at what time vehicles will be able to safely pass through in this area.
The fire started on the south side of the road and is crossing over the highway.