Firefighters keep fire small

A careless smoker was the cause of a fire near the Kettle River Museum last week.

Quick response by the Midway Volunteer fire department kept this grass fire from getting out of control.

A rapid response by the Midway Volunteer Fire Department last Thursday morning quickly knocked down a grass fire beside the Trans Canada Trail west of the Kettle River Museum just before it crosses Hwy 3.

After the fire was extinguished a young man came forward and admitted he’d been careless with a cigarette. He said the fire swiftly spread beyond his ability to put out without tools or water, but that he immediately signalled a neighbour who was watching to call 9-1-1.



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