• Hunter Cresswell

Fire crews battling Wakefield blaze

Updated: Jun 18, 2021

For those wondering about the plume of smoke above the Hundred Acre Wood outside of Wakefield, fire crews are tackling a blaze that is suspected to have been cause by a lightning strike.


La Pêche Fire Department Capt. Marco Renaud told The Low Down around 1:30 p.m. on June 17 that no injuries were reported, no structures were threatened, and no evacuations had been ordered.

Firefighters responded to a call for a fire near Morrison Heights in Wakefield on the morning of June 17 that caused plumes of white smoke to be visible from the playground and outdoor dining area at Jean Burger on Hwy 105. Stuart Benson photo
Firefighters responded to a call for a fire near Morrison Heights in Wakefield on the morning of June 17 that caused plumes of white smoke to be visible from the playground and outdoor dining area at Jean Burger on Hwy 105. Stuart Benson photo


But that could change as the situation develops and crews continue to fight the two-acre fire in the wooded area between Hwy 105, Riverside Drive, Chemin Rockhurst, and Chemin de Morrison Heights.


Renaud said Styro Rail employees reported the fire to 911 around 5 a.m. on June 17.


Société de protection des forêts contre le feu is helping the local department fight the fire.


Renaud said the fire is suspected to have been caused by a lightning strike.