Sudbury

High winds not helpful to fire crews - 8 brush fire calls Monday

Crews with Greater Sudbury Fire Services were kept busy putting out brush fires Monday across the city. The platoon chief on duty says between 3:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. firefighters were called to eight bush or grass fires.

Ministry says all fires under containment and they don't expect further spread.

A Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry water bomber heads back out to extinguish a blaze near Sudbury. (From Twitter Joël Dickinson @DrD_LU)

Crews with Greater Sudbury Fire Services were kept busy putting out brush fires across the city Monday.

The platoon chief on duty said between 3:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. firefighters were called to eight bush or grass fires.

Most of those were kept small, however, there is still one around Creighton Road in Lively which the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is still keeping an eye on this morning.

The MNRF did use its water bomber for several of the brush fires.

The platoon chief says the wind did not help, as the fires were fanned causing the flames to spread further.

Greater Sudbury Fire Services and the MNRF remind residents that the current fire hazard is high to extreme for the area.

A water bomber with the Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry refilling on Simon Lake in Sudbury (From Twitter @DrD_LU Joël Dickinson)