CALGARY — Emergency crews are battling several grassfires burning in and around Calgary.
The largest is just east of the city at Highway 761 and the Trans-Canada Highway.
Firefighters from both Calgary and nearby Chestemere have been called out.
There had been some concern about power poles catching on fire but officials now say the blaze has been brought under control.
There is also a fire approximately one and half kilometres east of 84 Street and Glenmore Trail southeast, and another fire at Highway 22X near Deerfoot Trail southeast.
The three fires broke out within an hour of each other and were fanned by brisk winds.
At one point, one home was threatened but it is no longer considered at risk.
Fire officials say it’s been a dry season so far and things could get worse if drought conditions set in.