Grass fire near Tuscany closes portion of Stoney Trail - 660 NEWS
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Grass fire near Tuscany closes portion of Stoney Trail

Calgary fire fighters battle grass fire near Tuscany May 24, 2018 Ian Campbell - 660 NEWS

A grass fire near the northwest community of Tuscany caused headaches for drivers on Stoney Trail early Thursday evening.

Winds whipped smoke from the blaze across the major roadway causing visibility problems for drivers.

At one point, Calgary police closed the southbound lanes of the road and detoured drivers on to Crowchild, while fire crews dealt with the fire.

Ahmed called the newsroom after driving through it.

“It’s coming from the west side of Stoney and going on to the other side, it is producing big smoke,” said Ahmed. “There is a fresh smell of fire and it’s blowing smoke and it is going very high.”

Stoney Trail reopened shortly after 7 p.m.