We just got done with high water, but it was fire that had emergency crews scrambling on Tuesday.
 
A huge grass fire broke out near the intersection of Highways 21 and 575.  CarbonFireMapArea that had burned near Highway 575 - Photo courtesy of Google Maps
 
"Carbon, Acme, Linden Fire Departments were on scene with pretty much all of our units," reported Carbon Fire Chief Jody Kranzler. "There were ten fire trucks out there."
 
Drumheller, Three Hills and Beiseker RCMP also responded, as did some neighbors.
 
"It was out of control for quite a while," noted Kranzler. "2:30 until probably 4:30 or 5:00."
 
The flames were fanned by high winds and burned an area estimated as three miles by one and a half miles wide.
 
The cause of Tuesday's grass fire is still unknown, but Kranzler is urging people to be fire safe as conditions are dry.
 
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