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UPDATE: Fire extinguished without damage to homes, says Carstairs mayor

Command centre that had been set up as a precautionary measure shut down shortly after 4 p.m., Lance Colby said
MVT Carstairs fire department truck

CARSTAIRS — A large and previously out-of-control grass fire south of town has been extinguished without any homes or other buildings being damaged, Mayor Lance Colby told the Albertan on Friday (Sept. 2) shortly after 4 p.m.

The fire had been threatening homes in south Carstairs as well as the immediate surrounding rural area at about 3 p.m., with firefighters from the town and neighbouring communities called to the scene.

As a precautionary measure, the municipality had set up a command centre and also opened the community hall.

However, the command centre was subsequently shut down shortly after 4 p.m. and fire crews have been stood down, the mayor said.

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