Emergency crews responded to a large grass fire northwest of Cochrane on Friday, according to RCMP.
Officers said they received a call at 4:15 p.m. alerting them to the blaze, which was a structure fire that evolved into a grass fire.
Police asked people to stay away from the Mountain View Estates area as firefighters battled the smoke and flames.
RCMP said approximately 40 houses were evacuated. People were allowed back in their homes at 7 p.m.
No houses were affected and no one was injured, police said.
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