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Saskatoon fire crews battled a fast-moving grass fire near Valley Road on April 12, 2016.
Saskatoon fire crews battled a fast-moving grass fire near Valley Road on April 12, 2016. Saskatoon Fire Department

Carelessly tossed cigarettes keep Sask. fire crews busy

By Chris Carr/CKOM News Staff
May 4, 2017 - 3:39pm

For many parts of rural Saskatchewan, an early snowfall in 2016 has led to a heightened risk of grass fires this spring.

Chief Mike Given with the Delisle Fire Department said crops left out on the field are now tinder-dry and ready to go up in flames.

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