The Saskatoon Fire Department had several grassfires to contend with Tuesday.
The first was just after 8 in the morning southwest of the city.
A loader hit a power pole, dislodging the lines and igniting the grass.
It took over three hours to contain the blaze.
Then just before 11 o’clock, a controlled burn got away from the property owner and the grass went up in flames at Grasswood Road and Clarence Avenue.
Crews were there for 37 minutes.
Around noon, crews were sent to Valley Road for another blaze.
The fourth fire was on Auction Mart Road, west of the Dalmeny Grid intersection just before 3 o’clock.
Again, a controlled burn getting away from the owner.
There were no injuries or loss of buildings in any of the incidents.
Because of the low amount of snow this winter, the department is preparing for an increase in grassfires.
So far this year, there have been 9.
The department is reminding people who plan to conduct controlled burns, that warm, breezy weather is conducive to grassfires.