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Cigarette butt suspected in Armstrong grass fire

Neighbours caught the blaze in time and doused it with hoses

Although grateful for his neighbours, Clint Attfield was not impressed when he came home Wednesday.

“Just a reminder to everyone how dry it is out there, I came home from work (July 7) to find someone had tossed a cigarette butt out the window at the end of my driveway causing a grass fire, thanks to all my neighbours that were luckily home and were able to put it out quickly,” the Larkin Cross Road resident said.

He doesn’t know for certain, but going by what his neighbours told him, it is likely the small blaze was sparked by a passing vehicle. And he suspects it was a cigarette butt.

“I haven’t seen any dirt bikes or quads driving in the ditch over the gas meter and no tracks either,” Attfield said.

The fire danger rating is high across the region, with a number of wildfires burning.

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