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Large grass fire caused by bird crashing into power lines

July 10 (UPI) -- Police in Ontario said a large grass fire near a pair of highways was caused by a bird that apparently flew into a power line.

Brampton Fire & Emergency Services said fire crews from Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon responded Thursday to a "large grass fire" near Highway 407 and Highway 410 in Mississauga.

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Highway 407 was closed in both directions while firefighters worked to extinguish the flames.

Peel Regional Police officials said an investigation determined the fire was started by a bird that collided with nearby power lines.

Firefighters said the fire grew to a large size because the grass was brittle and dry from a lack of recent rains.

No injuries were reported from the fire.

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