Firefighters were forced to call in the aid of two water bombers after a large brush fire broke out at the top of Seymour’s Road in Spaniard’s Bay Saturday afternoon.
No buildings or structures were damaged in the fire that burned for three hours.
Around 1:30 p.m. a concerned resident called the Spaniard’s Bay Volunteer Fire Department notifying them of the fire burning a mere 50 feet from their property.
When members of the department arrived on scene, First Captain Randy Davis said they made the call for two water bombers “almost immediately.”
Members of the Bay Roberts Fire Department and the Upper Island Cove Fire Department were also on scene when the first water bomber dropped its payload on the fire estimated to be scorching earth for .5 kilometres, part of it extending into a part of Upper Island Cove.
Davis said the brush was the third such fire they’ve attended too in the month of April.
Warmer than usual temperatures made for a busy time for firefighters around the province as four similar fires broke out across the province.