Early Saturday morning, shortly after midnight the Nelson Fire Department responded to a report of a tree fire with large flames at 1515 Ward Street.
Upon arrival crews noted that the fire had mostly burned itself out, with the assistance of members from the Nelson Police Department that had utilized dry chemical extinguishers to help prevent the fire from spreading to the house.
Firefighters ensured that the fire had not spread to the house itself and extinguished the fire. The fire crew initiated a fire investigation to try and determine the cause.
The fire originated in the ornamental cedars and spread to the wood shed and some of the wood inside.
In all, two firefighters responded to the incident with one fire engine, no injuries were reported as a result of this incident. The cause of the fire is still under investigation and the Nelson Police Department are following up on leads.
Nelson Fire Rescue would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to ensure that their yard is landscaped in a fire safe manner. For more information please feel free to call or stop by the fire station.
This was the department’s 774th call this year.