FIREFIGHTERS mop up after a debris fire on Johnston Road in north Terrace this afternoon.— Image Credit: MARGARET SPEIRS PHOTO

Firefighters douse burning debris

Thornhill and Terrace, B.C., firefighters respond

Sirens filled the air in Terrace this afternoon as fire trucks from the city and Thornhill raced to a fire on private property on Johnston Rd. in north Terrace.

The owner was doing some burning on a day where the venting index was fine for burning but the wind came up, said Thornhill fire chief Rick Boehm, there with a pumper truck and several men.

Sparks jumped a pile of dirt and brush and landed in the trees closeby, igniting a fire, he added.

The owner called 911 and started shovelling dirt onto the fire and had it under control by the time firefighters arrived, said city deputy fire chief Dave Jephson.

It didn’t take long for firefighters to extinguish the blaze, he added.

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