Wildland fire crews responded to two grass fires in Winnipeg on Sunday, May 9, 2021.
Around 1:00 am Winnipeg firefighters responded to a grass fire in Lagimodière-Gaboury Park in St. Boniface.
Crews used brooms and specialized equipment to attack the fire including two bison trucks that are specially equipped to fight wildland fires.
It took about an hour but firefighters were able to contain and bring the blaze under control by 1:55 am.
The cause of the fire is not known at this time but it is likely the extremely dry conditions contributed to the spread of the fire.
Fourteen hours later crews were called upon for the second time to battle a grass fire. This time firefighters responded to an area of Elmwood near Foster Street and Tyne Avenue.
When crews arrived the fire covered an area about the size of two football fields but high winds threatened to spread the fire quickly.
Once again the specialized bison wildland firefighting trucks were brought in to attack the fire. The department’s drone was also used to identify hot spots.
The fire was declared under control at 4:18 pm.
The cause of fire is not known say officials.
– with files from Keegan and Jason Driedger
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