Brush blaze damages home
The heat generated by one of the fires caused the vinyl siding on the exterior of a house to melt, according to Const. J.M. Sauve. The home-owners weren't there at the time.
Sauve said it's suspected that one or more culprits ignited the blazes, which were brought under control by the community's volunteer firefighters with help from the fire crew under the department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Andy Sapp, fire chief in Fort Providence, said that residents should exercise caution because an abundance of downed seeds from poplar trees is making things volatile.
"That stuff is very flammable and it's covering the ground very thick," he said. "It's extremely easy to have things get away on us."
Sauve added, "It hasn't rained in a long, long time."