A daytime fire quickly grew out of control in Huntsville yesterday sparking a two hectare brush fire.
It was spotted by a Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) plane around 2:30pm yesterday afternoon in the area of Brunel Rd. and Muskoka Rd. 10.
The MNRF alerted the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department to the brush fire that had grown to about two hectares in size.
Firefighters with the help of a crew from the MNRF were able to stop the spreading fire that also engulfed a workshop and vehicle.
Fire officials say a trespasser on the property was burning during restricted hours which had spread quickly out of control.
The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department would like to remind residents that there is no Daytime Burning allowed, and this fire is an example of how a fire can quickly get out of control when burning during restricted hours.
Damage to the shop and vehicle is estimated at $30,000.