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04/26/2013 07:16 EDT | Updated 06/26/2013 05:12 EDT

Large grass fire in Calgary's Fish Creek Park close to homes; now contained

CALGARY - A large grass fire in Calgary's Fish Creek Park has been contained.

Gusty winds had blown the blaze pretty close to some homes in the neighbourhood of Deer Run.

At one point, residents were using garden hoses to fight flames in their backyards.

Luckily, the wind shifted and Calgary firefighters have been able to contain the fire.

The province also helped out with helicopters dumping buckets of water.

Originally there was concern three people were missing, but fire officials say they have been located and are safe.

Dry, windy weather have prompted officials in the Rockyview County, including Cochrane and Chestermere to put fire bans in place. Airdrie has also imposed a fire ban.

Earlier this week, there was a large grass fire in Lethbridge, southeast of Calgary.

Fire officials say it was caused by an improperly extinguished fire pit.

(CHQR, The Canadian Press)