Three small fires were burning between Fernie and Hosmer Wednesday.
The Regional District of East Kootenay says emergency crews from Fernie and Hosmer were called to a trio of grass fires approximately 2 km east of Fernie around noon.
The fires were reportedly all around 30 feet by 100 feet just off Highway 3.
As a result, the road was closed briefly as crews worked to extinguish the flames.
The RDEK believes they were the result of something being dragged off a vehicle, creating sparks.
- David Opinko / with files from Regional District of East Kootenay