Water bomber called to brushfire in Kilbride
Fire about one hundred metres from homes
A waterbomber had to be called in to extinguish a brush fire near Old Petty Harbour Road in St. John’s Saturday afternoon. The fire was in a wooded area about hundred metres away from homes at the end of the road but was inaccessible to trucks from the St. John’s Regional Fire Department.
Four firefighters from the provincial forestry department were dispatched to the scene, but the fire was too large for portable pumps to handle so a water bomber was called to make nearly a dozen drops of water.
The blaze was under control by about 6 p.m. and the forestry firefighters used portable pumps to clean up hotspots.
A water bomber makes a drop over a section of wooded area near Old Petty Harbour Road in Kilbride Saturday afternoon.