Karen Powell photo

Karen Powell photo

UPDATE: Bouchie Lake Fire Department gets bush fire under control quickly

The fire on Paradise Road is a reminder of dry conditions

UPDATE:

A bush fire on Paradise Road on Thursday (April 26) saw eight volunteer fire fighters respond the the call from Bouchie Lake Volunteer Fire Department.

An engine, two water tenders and one rescue truck responded.

Bouchie Lake fire chief Jeff Lefebvre told the Observer they are still not 100 per cent certain of the cause of the fire.

“The fire was contained to the ditch by the home owner, who arrived back home to see the ditch on fire,” explained Lefebvre.

“He worked hard to contain it and we dosed it and put out the hot spots and stumps. The home owner did, however, breathe in some smoke so we treated him with oxygen and gave him some water.”

Lefebvre also issued a note of caution to the community.

“Please be careful while burning grass or throwing your cigarette carelessly out into dry grass.”

ORIGINAL STORY:

A bush fire broke out on Paradise Road, past Bouchie Lake, this afternoon (April 26) around 2 p.m.

A local man attempted to put out the fire with buckets of water, and called the fire department.

Volunteer firefighters from Bouchie Lake Fire Department attended with a water truck and equipment, and a firefighter on the scene said when they arrived and began to soak the ground, the fire started to spread up one side of the road burning low, dry brush.

Firefighters had the blaze under control within an hour.

Bouchie Lake Volunteer Fire Department’s fire chief will issue a statement to the Observer later today or tomorrow.

The cause of the blaze is currently unknown.