Lumsden volunteer fire department responded to a grass fire yesterday that engulfed 800 acres of land north and east of the town.
The fire traveled quickly due to wind conditions, and even threatened two acreages in the area.
Fire Chief Jeff Carey says crews and volunteers attended the fire to help the Lumsden fire department.
“We had all of the surrounding fire departments, Regina Beach, Craven, and Regina, and just a lot of local people and passer-by’s all stopped to help, which was very good.”
Carey later says the small-town coming together that takes place in Saskatchewan was on full display during the fire.
“I think it’s really just rural community spirit; the community spirit of Saskatchewan, everybody pitches in to help when help is needed,” Casey says. “A lot of people don’t take into consideration how dangerous grass fires can be, and everyone was willing to help out in whatever way they could, whether it was directly fighting the fire, or providing sandwiches and drinks. Everyone pitched in (Thursday).”
The fire investigation is currently underway, and there is no known cause at this time.
The Lumsden grass fire is not believed to be connected to the Sherwood forest fire that started later last night.