UPDATE: THURSDAY, 10:00 AM
“We have the Fire under control” says Candice Gordon, Public Information Officer with the Hanna Fire Department.
“The call came in about 2:15pm, it started in a field with a combine, we figure there is about 450 acres burned, we haven’t mapped it yet, but that is just a guesstimate at this point.”
Three fire departments responded to the fire, and they got the fire under control not long after.
“We have hot spots to deal with, the yard was saved, but pretty much 340 degrees around a house is burned” stated Gordon.
“We still have lots of trucks that are out, just keeping hot spots under control, we have graders out, we have other farm equipment out making barriers so that it shouldn't jump any further”.
The Firefighters will be watching it for the rest of the evening, making sure the fire is extinguished.
Highway 9 west of Hanna has been closed due to a grass fire. Firefighters are on site.
This afternoon around 4:00 pm DrumhellerOnline.com received calls from witnesses saying that there is what appeared to be a grass fire just west of Hanna along Highway 9.
One witness said that it appeared that a combine caught on fire, and that the fire has spread and jumped Highway 9.
Drum FM and DrumhellerOnline.com will continue to follow this story and will keep you up to date.
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