Redcliff RCMP and Cypress County Fire crews are on scene of large grass fire near Hwy 41, north of Medicine Hat.
At approximately 12:52, Redcliff RCMP were informed of a grassfire moving rapidly due to high winds. Highway 41 is currently closed due to the fire and extreme smoke conditions. Resident of the village of Hilda have been advised to prepare to evacuate on short notice.
Hilda is located approximately 50 km northeast of Medicine Hat, near the Saskatchewan Border.