Grass Fires on Highway East of Fernie Extinguished

Credit: Regional District of East Kootenay

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

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