Trespasser linked to brush fire in Huntsville

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.

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