The Airdrie Fire Department (AFD) is asking the public to show a bit more caution after a small grass fire broke out in Nose Creek Regional Park at 2:45 p.m. on June 2.
The fire occurred by the pathway near St. Paul’s Catholic Church and burned a patch about seven metres long before being quickly extinguished by local fire crews who were dispatched to the scene.
While the official cause of the fire is still under investigation, AFD Deputy Chief Garth Rabel sent out a reminder to the public to be more fire-aware in their actions.
“With current dry and unpredictable weather conditions, outside fires can start and grow quickly,” he said in a comment released to Airdrie media outlets. “To prevent fires from occurring, it is extremely important that the public remains fire smart.”
He added that “important fire safety considerations include proper disposal of smoking materials, ensuring that backyard fire pits are enjoyed responsibly, and that you remain attentive when cooking outdoors.”