Large grass fire threatens Swift Current buildings

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RM of Swift Current and City of Swift Current Fire Departments are busy battling a large grass fire which is coming perilously close to buildings in the area.

The fire was fully engaged at 5 p.m. and swept down the valley north of Swift Current towards Memorial Drive. Buildings in the area include two news schools under construction, the Cypress Regional Hospital, a residential area north of Highway #4, and if the fire jumps the roadway the Swift Current Mall.

A large number of vehicles and spectators were evacuated from along Memorial Drive at approximately 6 p.m. when the wind shifts. RCMP also requested vehicles and persons to leave the south parking lot at the Swift Current Mall.

Reports also indicate there is smoke from a second grass fire east of the City of Swift Current landfill site.


Organizations: Cypress Regional Hospital, RCMP, Swift Current Fire Department RM of Swift Current FIre Department

Geographic location: Swift Current

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