Grass Fires Along The Highway

A car pulling a trailer sparked a series of grass fires along Highway 287 Wednesday afternoon.

It happened because of a tire that went flat on the trailer.  Fire crews from Vernon, Electra, and Punkin Center had to deal with at least seven grass fires along the stretch of the highway between Electra and Harrold.

It started around 2:30p.m. and it took crews about an hour to get the fires under control.