|Like A Fiery Serpent
A prairie fire erupted late Friday night north of Hayter and quickly swept across land devouring trees, bush and stubble crop. This picture taken around 11:30 p.m. shows a small portion of the fire snaking across a coulee while firefighters attend to other areas. Strong winds contributed to the quick spread of the fire that was fought by Provost and Chauvin firemen who were aided by water trucks and farmers cultivating equipment. No buildings were lost but very dry weather conditions continue to make the land in the area vulnerable to burning problems. ©Provost News Photo. Want to Subscribe to The Provost News? Click here.
Fire Sweeps Over 200 Acres in Night
A prairie fire discovered Friday night north of Hayter around 10 p.m. burned an estimated 200 acres of grass, stubble, bush and trees as well as some fenceline.
The fire started on land owned by Alan Hager and spread quickly amid gale force winds to land owned by Cathy Hager and also to Graham Hagers land.
Graham Hager said that some people are wondering if somehow the fire originated from a power line.
Firefighters from Provost and Chauvin battled the fire as it spread towards the east and down into a deep coulee.
Water trucks from a variety of communities also helped and Hager said that at one point during the night he counted 14 of the trucks. I think they should all be commended for all coming out to fight it.
The wind that night was terrible.
There were no injuries and no buildings were involved.
Some cattle, owned by Alan Hager however had to be moved out of dangers way.
Firefighters wound down operations around 4 a.m.
Rest of story and photo in April 28 edition of The Provost News.
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