Fire crews extinguish wildfire in Southwest Calgary on Friday

May 4 2020, 4:15 pm

Looks like it’s that time of year again.

The Calgary Fire Department responded to one of the city’s first wildfires of the season after receiving reports of a large grass and brush fire in the 5300 block of 146th Avenue SW.

When they arrived they found that the fire was growing and moving west, according to a  release from CFD.

Working alongside units from Tsuu T’ina Nation and Calgary Police Service, a total 17 pieces of apparatus were used to fight the fire.

The fire was brought under control after two hours, but not before burning through 16 hectares of field.

The release notes that no property was damaged as a result, and no injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire was still being determined at the time of the release.

As always, the Calgary Fire Department had a warning for Calgarians that care must always be taken when it comes to outdoor fires — especially during dry spring conditions.

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