Deputy chief: conditions right for grass fires

MILTON – The Guelph-Eramosa fire department was called to assist the Milton fire department with a grass fire on Sideroad 25 east of 6th Line in Nassagaweya Township on April 25 at around 3pm.

“It was quite a significant grass fire,” said deputy fire chief Jim Petrik. “We were there about three hours and were then released by Milton.”

The Milton fire department was on scene for a few more hours to make sure the fire was out and to clean up the site, Petrik added.

Meanwhile, on April 27, Centre Wellington Fire was called to a brush fire at 5956 Fourth Line in the afternoon.

“It was a controlled burn, but the wind picked up and it got out of control,” said deputy chief Tom Mulvey.

“It got pretty close to the barn. But we got it under control and there was no dollar loss.”

Mulvey said firefighters were on scene for about 90 minutes.

“The ground is wet underneath but dry on top and those are conditions we don’t like to see,” he said. “This fire spread very quickly.”