Fire crews from Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon were called in to battle a stubborn grass fire Thursday evening.
The blaze was called in around 6:15 p.m. in an area near Tomken Road and Farmhouse Court.
Peel police say it appears the fire was sparked by a bird that hit the power line and then caught fire when it hit the ground.
“Similar incident yesterday in the same area,” police tweeted.
Police added the fire was extinguished a couple of hours later.
A section of Highway 407 between Hurontario and Highway 410 had to be closed for a brief period due to thick smoke drifting across the roadway.
Tomken Road was also closed both ways north of Derry Road between Cardiff Boulevard and Wilkinson Road.
Brampton, Mississauga, and Caledon Fire on scene of large grass fire, south of the 407 and the 410. 407 closed both directions, please stay clear of the area^gf pic.twitter.com/xo6eDi53Jp
— Brampton Fire & Emergency Services (@BramptonFireES) July 9, 2020