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Thursday, May 9, 2013

East Side Grass Fire Could Easily Have Been Much Worse

With a series of devastating forest fires in the province this week , City fire crews are very aware the woods are dangerously dry.

A grass fire in a wooded area off Falcon Crescent could have easily gone awry but crews were able to contain with help from some wind direction.

CHSJ News asked Platoon Chief Peter Saab about the cause of the blaze.

He says they have had a number of fires in that area in the last month and while they don't see people lighting them he's not aware of any lighting strikes lately.

Saab says they got lucky because a passerby dropped by the Loch Lomond fire station to let the crews know about it.