Fire season beginning already in Blackpool area

A campfire requires a hand-tool and eight litres of water on hand in the event the fire tries to spread

On April 19, a campfire escaped its confines and burned a grassy field area on a rural property in East Blackpool.

Clearwater and Blackpool fire departments responded to the call as requested by Forestry due to the proximity of the grass fire to the forest.

There were no injuries, and the fire crews were able to contain and eventually put out the fire after some hard work.

This early season fire should remind everyone that fires can happen quickly and easily from the smallest of campfires, and even discarded cigarettes.

All fires require safety precautions to be taken to prevent this kind of event.

A simple campfire requires a hand-tool and eight litres of water on hand in the event the fire tries to spread.

A fine of $345 can be issued for not following fire safety laws.

Break and enter

On April 28, a residence in Little Fort was broken into during the day while the owner was away.

A laptop was stolen.

The investigation is ongoing.

Police request that anyone who saw someone or something that didn’t quite seem right in the area that day please to contact Clearwater RCMP.