Around 11:30 last night Springwater fire crews got a call for a brush fire. When they arrived on the scene they found approximately three acres of bush to be burning. Nine trucks were on the scene until the fire was put out early this morning. Crews are now working on hot spots and using an excavator to go down into the ravine to clear away debris and make sure there aren’t any more burning embers.
The fire department believe this fire stemmed originally from a fire that burned in June. After that initial fire was thought to be out, it continued to burn underground.
Yesterday’s hot weather conditions were the perfect equation of hot, humid and windy to start burning the embers hotter and spread them into a fire that consumed the 3 acres of bush last night and this morning.