Carbonear fire­fight­ers quick to at­tack brush fire

The Compass - - Editorial - Ed­i­tor@cb­n­com­pass.ca

Res­i­dents of a neigh­bour­hood on the south side of Carbonear were for­tu­nate lo­cal fire­fight­ers quickly re­sponded to a brush fire last Wed­nes­day.

The fire broke out at around 11 a.m. on a va­cant piece of land, with the Carbonear Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment po­si­tion­ing trucks on Lower South­side Road and Churchill Cir­cle to com­bat the flames.

A large plume of smoke was vis­i­ble from across the harbour as fire­fight­ers de­scended on the area. While there were a num­ber of homes close by, there ap­peared to be no da­m­age to any struc­tures, as fire­fight­ers were able to quickly con­tain the flames.

By 11:20 a.m., smoke from the fire had dis­si­pated sub­stan­tially. Fire­fight­ers re­mained on the scene to look af­ter hot spots to pre­vent the fire from reignit­ing. Wed­nes­day’s brush fire came hot on the heels of mul­ti­ple days in a row of dry, sunny weather for the Avalon Penin­sula. Mem­bers of the Bay Roberts Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment re­sponded to a pair of brush fire calls on the same day.

AN­DREW ROBIN­SON/THE COM­PASS

Mul­ti­ple days of dry, sunny weather pre­ceded last Wed­nes­day’s brush fire in Carbonear.

AN­DREW ROBIN­SON/THE COM­PASS

Fire­fight­ers ap­ply pres­sure to hot spots re­sult­ing from a Wed­nes­day morn­ing brush fire on the south side of Carbonear.

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