Fire Near Little Red River Threatens Structures

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 14:11



Rain, ice pellets and cooler temperatures this morning helped crews contain a forest fire near the Little Red River reserve.


Provincial fire centre spokesperson Val Nicholson says there was no homes or property lost, but the fire did come close to some buildings.


The fire started around 12:30 p.m. yesterday.


It’s not known what caused this particular blaze, but Nicholson says there have been a lot of human-caused fires so far this year.


She also says the dry conditions in the forest are reflected in the number of fires this spring.


There have been 141 forest fires so far this year. Last year at this time, there were 55 fires. The 10-year average is 61.


Roughly 25 firefighters are still on site near Little Red River, along with some heavy equipment.