Third grass fire in Ottawa Saturday; one person assessed for smoke inhalation

Ottawa firefighters on the scene of a grass fire on Mitch Owens Road Saturday, May 23, 2020. (Photo: Scott Stilborn / @OFSFirePhoto / Twitter)

Ottawa Firefighters have been kept busy this weekend, battling grass and brush fires across the city.

At around 12:50 p.m. Saturday, firefighters were called to Mitch Owens Road near York's Corners Road after an outdoor fire got out of control.

The fire was about 60 metres by 180 metres in size when firefighters arrived.

One person was assessed for smoke inhalation.

No buildings were damaged but two trees had to be removed as part of the effort to stop the blaze.

The fire was declared under control by 1:30 p.m.

This was the third grass fire of the day, after one near Mud Lake and another in Orléans.

Ottawa Fire have a Working Brush/Grass Fire at 8941 Mitch Owens Road under control. Fire was approximately 60m x 180m. The OFS drone deployed to help with crew & resource placement. This is the 3rd Working Brush/Grass Fire in the city so far today. #ottnews #ottcity #OttFire

— Scott Stilborn (@OFSFirePhoto) May 23, 2020