The cause of a grass fire near the Nelson airport is still under investigation. Photo: Nelson Fire and Rescue Services

Grass fire near Nelson airport extinguished

Nelson Fire and Rescue Services says be careful around dry grass

Nelson Fire and Rescue Services extinguished a grass fire in the 200 block Lakeside Drive near the airport on Sunday afternoon.

A news release states that on arrival, crews discovered a 20 metre by 20 metre fire that was spreading.

Six firefighters responded to the incident with two fire engines and one utility vehicle. No injuries were reported.

“The fire appears to have originated in an area frequented by persons either camping or recreating as there was a fair bit of debris in the area, including a large number of bottles and cans,” the statement says.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

“Nelson Fire and Rescue Services would like to remind everyone to be extra careful with ignition sources around the extra dry grass fuels right now, and that if they see a fire to call 911 right away as even a grass fire can spread very quickly with a small amount of wind.”

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