Members of Christina Lake Fire & Rescue at the scene of a Ponderosa Drive fire, Monday, Sept. 7. (Facebook/Christina Lake Fire & Rescue)

Members of Christina Lake Fire & Rescue at the scene of a Ponderosa Drive fire, Monday, Sept. 7. (Facebook/Christina Lake Fire & Rescue)

Christina Lake firefighters put out Labour Day morning fire

Christina Lake Fire & Rescue said the fire started after a tree brought down powerlines.

Firefighters put out a small fire near Christina Lake early Monday morning, Sept. 7.

Christina Lake Fire & Rescue responded to a half-hectare blaze on Ponderosa Drive caused by downed powerlines, the department reported on its Facebook page at around 9 a.m.

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Flying embers ignited a second, smaller fire two blocks from where the powerlines hit the ground, the post said.

A Christina Lake firefighter puts water on the embers of Monday morning’s fire, Sept. 7 (Facebook/Christina Lake Fire & Rescue)

A Christina Lake firefighter puts water on the embers of Monday morning’s fire, Sept. 7 (Facebook/Christina Lake Fire & Rescue)

Accompanying pictures show that both fires were thoroughly extinguished by sunrise.

No injuries or property damage have been reported.

More details to follow.


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