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Burn turns into bush-fire

By Hunter Cresswell Look no further than Edelweiss on May 3 for the reason open fires are banned in the area.

A fire that was started by a resident turned into a brush fire on the afternoon of May 3 near the intersection of Chemins Edelweiss and du Mont Caron in La Pêche. Photo courtesy Michael Kinghorn
A fire that was started by a resident turned into a brush fire on the afternoon of May 3 near the intersection of Chemins Edelweiss and du Mont Caron in La Pêche. Photo courtesy Michael Kinghorn

A fire started by a resident to burn leaves and other debris near Chemin du Mont Caron turned into a three hectare brush fire that La Pêche Fire Department, Val-des-Monts Fire Department and Société de Protection des Forêts Contre le Feu (SOPFEU) personnel responded to around 3 p.m.

“The fire was quite rapidly heading up the