Acres burned in Cloverdale grass fire

SURREY — A large grass fire that burned up to three acres of farm field in Cloverdale at about noon Wednesday spread close to a dog kennel but no people or animals were injured.

Deputy Fire Chief Dan Barnscher said it began as a controlled fire, in the 16200-block of Highway 10.

It quickly spread in all directions because of wind. More than 20 Surrey firefighters tackled the blaze. Five full water tankers were called to the scene as there are no hydrants in the area.

“It would have looked like a major incident from the air,” Barnscher said.