Firefighters contain brush fire in Wellington

WELLINGTON: A brush fire on Kings Road in Wellington had fire crews from three stations and the Department of Natural Resources busy on Sept. 13.

Gord West, Division Commander with Station 45 Fall River, said the call of a brush fire in the woods was called in at 3:49 p.m. Firefighters were advised it was about two acres in length.

Station 45 career staff along with Station 41 Waverley and Station 42 Wellington provided extra manpower at the scene. A chopper and ground crew from the Department of Natural Resources also attended the scene, relieving the firefighters.

No homes were in danger from the fire, said West.

“With the way the conditions are right now any fire that is not gotten to in a reasonable amount of time can be a huge issue,” he said.

There was also a camp that burnt in the fire. West said it appeared that area was used.

“There was a lot of stuff around the area that appeared to be a make shift shelter/ hangout,” he said. “A lot of empty beer cans etc. made it appear like maybe a spot where people hung out and drank.”

West said the cause of the brush fire is still under investigation.