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Kneehill County grass fire leads to charges

Man facing charges under Forest and Prairie Protection Act in connection with Canada Day fire

A Saskatoon man is facing charges under the Forest and Prairie Protection Act after firefighters had to douse a grass fire in Kneehill County on Canada Day.

Three Hills RCMP said they got a 911 call about 7:40 p.m. on Saturday of a suspicious man leaving the area of a fire near the Morrin Bridge on Highway 27.

Motorists and farmers in the area helped with the fire control until the Three Hills Fire Department subdued the fire.

Police arrested a suspect at the scene. He was later charged with six offences under the Forest and Prairie Protection Act and an offence under Forest and Prairie Protection Regulations.

A 63-year-old Saskatoon man has been charged.

The investigation is still ongoing and anybody with information or CCTV footage of the incident is asked to contact Three Hills RCMP at 403-443-5539. Tipsters seeking anonymity can submit a tip to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submitting a form online at

Paul Cowley

About the Author: Paul Cowley

Paul grew up in Brampton, Ont. and began his journalism career in 1990 at the Alaska Highway News in Fort. St. John, B.C.
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