wildland fire scorched two acres at the end of Bruhn (broon) Point in Women’s
Bay Wednesday evening. Investigators are still trying to determine
the cause of the fire.
Volunteer Fire Department Chief Dale Rice said the blaze was small when seven
firefighters and two wildland fire trucks responded.
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and let the other side burn out.”)
speculates that the fire was man-made:
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nobody in that area when we got there.”)
this already being the third wettest May on record, last year’s dead grass
dried quickly after five days of sunshine, and subsequently the fire danger is
moderate in Women’s Bay:
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I’ve used it when it’s raining as a fire starter.”)
He said the
fire burned hot enough to ignite driftwood on the beaches. The peninsula is
uninhabited, and no structures were in danger.
put out the call for more permanent residents of Bell’s Flats to volunteer for
the fire department, which has relied heavily on Coast Guard personnel who
transfer out every few years.