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Windy conditions cause problems for firefighters at marsh fire
Fire crews across the region went to battle throughout the day.
A dry, windy day made for perfect conditions for a number of fires.
The Labelle-Fannett Volunteer Fire Department fought five different fires today. at times going back to the same one after it rekindled.
The first call came in around 9 a.m.
They were still working at 7:30 when we left.
This fire started in a marsh at the corner of Labelle and Blewette.
The marsh-like conditions make it difficult to put out.
Firefighters can't drive trucks through that area so they have to wait until it approaches the road, and they can reach it.
They were able to put out many of the hot spots. However later in the evening, it grew so they returned.