Firefighters responded to a fire in Little Mountain Park just before 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16.
The fire that grew to be about 18 by 12 metres was located along the Summit Trail and Side Cut Trail on the northwest side of the park.
“It was burning the ground and started working up some of the trees,” said assistant fire chief Jim Nickles, who believes the fire was person-caused. “There was no lightning, so what else is there? It could have been someone smoking, kids playing, it could have been a number of things.”
Nickles says it was fortunate the fire was in a well-used park and was spotted before it could spread too far.
With current dry conditions and a forecast for more of the same, members of the public are advised to be vigilant and call 911 if they see smoke or flame.