[PHOTOS] Fire in a wooded area in Quebec

[PHOTOS] Fire in a wooded area in Quebec

A fire broke out in a wooded area near the municipal garage in the Charlesbourg sector in Quebec City on Monday afternoon, mobilizing around twenty firefighters.

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FD-FIRE ROAD OF THE RIVERS GRANGE ST ETIENNE

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Several calls came simultaneously to 911 around 2:40 p.m. for a large column of smoke visible from everywhere in town. The fire broke out in a wooded area at the end of rue de la Pruchière, in the Charlesbourg sector.


FD-FIRE ROAD OF THE RIVERS GRANGE ST ETIENNE

Marc Vallières/QMI Agency

The spread would have been rapid according to the first information available.

“It is a fire which is always in possible aggravation [à 14h50]. The fire would be about 300 feet by 400 feet for the moment,” explains Alexandre Lajoie, spokesperson for the Quebec Fire Protection Service (SPCIQ), adding that a water cannon and several jets were currently in use.


FD-FIRE ROAD OF THE RIVERS GRANGE ST ETIENNE

Marc Vallières/QMI Agency

The twenty firefighters on site are working to stop the spread of the fire, especially since the buildings of the municipal garage of the Charlesbourg borough are located nearby.


FD-FIRE ROAD OF THE RIVERS GRANGE ST ETIENNE

Marc Vallières/QMI Agency

“That’s the priority right now,” says Mr. Lajoie.

The cause of the blaze is not known at this time.


FD-FIRE ROAD OF THE RIVERS GRANGE ST ETIENNE

Marc Vallières/QMI Agency

Increased risk

This new brush fire comes after a busy weekend for firefighters across the province.


FD-FIRE ROAD OF THE RIVERS GRANGE ST ETIENNE

Marc Vallières/QMI Agency

The return of the good weather of the last few days with a late spring are conducive to conflagrations of the kind reminds the fire department, calling on citizens to be vigilant.

“There is a certain period before the vegetation resumes in May when the vegetation is very dry. So when it doesn’t rain for a certain period, it brings an additional risk for people who make open fires, but also for cigarettes thrown from a car or people who do work,” says Alexandre Lajoie. .

More details to come.

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