A fire off 40 Street Northeast, Saturday March 27. (Jim Elliot, Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm firefighters battle grass fire off 40 Street Northeast

So far, the fire has consumed an area the size of a soccer field

Salmon Arm firefighters are battling a grass fire on a rural private property off 40 Street Northeast.

About five fire trucks, with numerous crew from the Salmon Arm Fire Department are on scene. So far, the fire has burned an area about the size of a soccer field, where dry grass used to be.

As of 4:37 p.m. crews have knocked down nearly all the flames.

A reporter is on scene. Conditions are windy.

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