WFPS urges Winnipeggers to use caution after two large grass fires

Thursday was the hottest day in Winnipeg since last summer – and it was even hotter for the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS).Firefighters were kept busy battling two large grass fires throughout the day.The first, in Charleswood, broke out near Municipal Road and Rannock Avenue shortly after 1:30 in the afternoon.Crews had the blaze, which measured 45 metres in diameter, under control by 3 p.m.Early in the evening, a grass fire measuring 20 by 200 metres broke out in the 800 block of Allegheny Drive in Fort Richmond.READ MORE: WFPS puts out large grass fire near Symington Yards; Manitoba dry but relatively fire-freeFirefighters used special wildland-urban interface equipment, including a drone, to attack both fires and protect the nearby houses.There were no injuries in either incident.View link »