Forest fire under control on Mount-Saint-Grégoire
Agency reports 80 forest fires in Quebec over the past week
Firefighters have contained a forest fire at the summit of Mont-Saint-Grégoire, in the Montérégie region.
The fire started at about 10 p.m. on Friday when a group lost control of a bonfire, according to Eloïse Richard, the spokeswoman for Quebec's forest fire protection agency (SOPFEU).
Richard said on Saturday morning that about three hectares of forest, or about three baseball fields, were still burning.
This has been a busy year for the fire protection agency. Richard says there have been more than 100 fires this season, and 80 of them were in the past week.
SOPFEU is asking people to be careful and to make sure any fires are completely extinguished before they leave. The agency is also warning the public to avoid starting fires under windy conditions.