Grass Fire Season Begins


A small grass fire can quickly grow out of control with dry and windy conditions, a Garden River homeowner found out Saturday afternoon.

The homeowner was burning some small brush on his property along highway 17B in Garden River when gusty south winds kicked up, fanning the fire.

The Garden River Volunteer Fire Services were dispatched when the fire started to spread to taller trees causing smoke on the highway.

The fire was contained in about 20 minutes.

Dry and well-above-normal temperatures will continue through Monday before an active cold front will spark off showers and possible heavy thunderstorms for the area. Cooler weather will follow until late in the week when temperatures rebound to slightly above normal values.