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Grass fire shuts down traffic on Highway 18

Visibility was reduced to zero for 10-15 minutes before firefighters extinguished the flame
WES grass fire IMG_2296
The cloud of smoke coming off of the grass fire caused a traffic interruption April 30.

WESTLOCK -- Traffic was briefly interrupted on Highway 18 at the western Town of Westlock entrance earlier this afternoon as smoke from a grass fire reduced visibility to zero.

Town and Westlock County firefighters put up with four fires today. A structure fire destroyed a trailer in the county and a town resident was left with burnt fingers after his basement caught on fire at around 4 a.m.

Just before noon, as county crews were clearing the trailer fire scene, they were called to a grass fire southeast of the Westlock Regional Landfill, which they resolved quickly. 

Close to 3 p.m., Pickardville and Busby firefighters were out of the hall again, responding to the grass fire between 93 Ave. in the town and Township Road 270.

Grass fire hwy 18 1A Westlock firefighter extinguishing what was left of the grass fire.
Grass fire hwy 18 2Firefighters stayed on scene to put out all the hotspots.