Firefighters have extinguished a large marsh fire in the north end of Kingston, Ont. close to Highway 401.
There were no injuries or reports of property damage from the blaze, which caused traffic delays and halted train traffic for a time. Kingston Fire and Rescue Services are still investigating the cause.
Fire services started getting 911 calls about the fire just after 4:30 p.m. The flames broke out in the marsh near Montreal Street and Highway 401.
All train traffic through Kingston was stopped while firefighters battled the flames.
The flames spread quickly and by 7 p.m., they covered an area about the size of one square kilometre.
Huge fire in Kingston by greenwood pic.twitter.com/jLotzFkXSf— Jess White (@white_jessie) November 15, 2013
The Kingston Marsh fire pic.twitter.com/O7upy6JFF7— Harvey Rosen (@Harvey_Rosen) November 15, 2013
Huge forest fire in Kingston! pic.twitter.com/QuHOINw3Uy— Jake Martin (@jakemartin96) November 15, 2013