Firefighters snuff out Abbotsford grass fire

Blaze started alongside Farmer Road just before 3:30 p.m.

Firefighters quickly extinguished a roadside fire Tuesday afternoon.

Firefighters quickly extinguished a roadside fire Tuesday afternoon.

Firefighters quickly extinguished a grass fire along Farmer Road in Abbotsford Tuesday afternoon.

The blaze, which was reported just after 3 p.m., burned a 80-foot stretch of roadside grass and singed a telephone pole, before firefighters arrived on the scene and quickly doused it.

Temperatures reached at 31.8 C by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, a half-degree short of the all-time record for the day set 50 years ago. The region’s fire danger rating is moderate to high across the Lower Mainland.