Forest fire rages near Grand Beach, winds pushing it towards Traverse Bay

CBC News
October 18, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Firefighters are battling a massive blaze in the Bélair Provincial Forest, northeast of Grand Beach. The fire covers about four hectares of forest and gusting winds have whipped up the flames, East Beaches Fire and Rescue Chief Mark Sinclair said. “The fire is crowning to the tops of the trees. We have had to pull all of our firefighters back [some distance] just to protect themselves,” he said. A passerby noticed the flames on the east side of Highway 59 and called the Grand Beach fire department around 4:15 a.m. Wednesday.

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