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Fire double-trouble

UPDATE: 2:05 p.m.

Firefighters in Lake Country battled two small wildfires Wednesday – both of which started right beside the road.

They responded to the first late Wednesday morning in Carr's Landing, off Commonage Road near Charolaise. Firefighters quickly doused it.

The second fire was reported early Wednesday afternoon along Oyama Road, near Woodsdale Road. Again, firefighters doused the flames fast.

"It's not a threat right now, but we do have a lot of work to do to make sure we get a good perimeter around it," said Brent Penner of the Lake Country Fire Department.

He said bystanders helped knock down both fires.

– with files from Jon Manchester


ORIGINAL

Lake Country fire crews are on scene of a grass fire that sparked just before noon on Wednesday.

The grass fire ignited near Carr's Landing Road and Commonage Road; however, it’s unclear how it started.

Oyama fire crews have been put on alert in case they are needed to assist.

Reports indicate the blaze is 20 feet by 20 feet.

Castanet will have more information as it becomes available.  

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