Fire crews responded to a series of grassfires east of Fernie.
Just after 12 pm Wednesday, the Fernie and Hosmer Fire Departments responded to three small grassfires along Highway 3 about two kilometres east of town.
The 30 foot by 100 foot fires were burning in the ditch and are believed to have been caused by something dragging off a vehicle creating a spark.
Highway 3 was closed briefly while crews quickly extinguished the fires.
– Jeff Johnson, from the Regional District of East Kootenay