Saturday, August 24, 2013

Emergency Services responds to Snake Trail area grass fire

Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

A lightning strike east of the Snake Trail (northeast of Cowley in the Porcupines area)  started a grass fire on Friday evening  August 23.

Pincher Creek Emergency Services was called to respond at 5:30 pm.  Two units responded from Cowley and three responded from Pincher Creek.  Local ranchers and landowners were on scene where the department arrived and already had the fire partially controlled.  According to Fire Chief Dave Cox, the area was difficult to access.

The area affected approximately 1.5 acres.   The fire was out before 8:00 pm but one crew stayed until after dark to make sure the area was clear.

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