A couple of grass fires in Strathcona County kept crews busy over the weekend.
 
On Saturday (July 24) at around 7 p.m., Strathcona County Emergency Services were called to a wildland fire along the train track on Range Road 214, between Township Road 554 and 560.
 
The fire was a few kilometres long. 
 
"We were on the scene rather quickly, able to get ahead of the fire. At one point it got into some standing trees but we were able to get it under control in about an hour," said Strathcona County deputy fire chief Devin Capcara.
 
No one was hurt but the trains did have to be stopped for about two hours while the firefighters worked.
 
A few different units came out to assist, including from the Fort Saskatchewan Fire Department and Shell Scotford.
 
Strathcona County firefighters were also called to a small grass fire the day before near Highway 16 and Highway 216.
 
Photo courtesy of Todd Nixon.