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UPDATE: Crews battle grass fire in Enderby

Enderby firefighters are battling a large grass fire on Meadowview Road, Monday, April 13, 2015.
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April 13, 2015 - 4:29 PM

ENDERBY – Smoke could be seen for miles as volunteers with the Enderby Fire Department fought a grass fire tMonday afternoon.

The fire was reported at about 1:30 p.m., April 13, in a field on Meadowview Road in Grindrod. Deputy fire chief Shane Williamson says the property owner lit the fire earlier in the day to burn off dead grass, but when the wind picked up, the blaze grew out of control.

Firefighters quickly established a perimeter around the burning five acre area and were able to prevent the flames from spreading. No buildings were threatened by the blaze.

The incident is a reminder of how easily fires can get out of hand, Williamson says.

“You have to have the water and the tools handy, and enough manpower,” Williamson says.

Firefighters had the blaze doused by 4 p.m.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infonews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 4:27 p.m., Monday, April 13, 2015 to include information from the Enderby deputy fire chief.

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