Latest brush fire burning in Carp
The difficult task of eliminating hot spots is underway for another Ottawa-area brush fire, this time in Carp.
Fire officials said they were called after 12:30 p.m. Sunday to a forest at the end of Holland Hill Road in the west Ottawa community.
Ottawa fire chief John deHooge said crews were “getting the upper hand” over the six to ten-acre fire, tweeting an aerial photo at 3 p.m.
There are currently about five and a half hectares burning half a kilometre from the Hidden Lakes subdivision, where some residents are reporting a loss of water pressure.
Fire officials say no homes are in danger. A water-bombing helicopter was being used, but was released around 4 p.m.
Ottawa police have closed Carp Road from Charlie’s Lane to Craig’s Side Road while fire crews work.
Increasingly dry conditions caused by weeks without rain are contributing to a number of brush fires across the region.
A fire off Moodie Drive is under control but not officially out after being started July 12.
In Petawawa, a fire in the training area of the local military base grew to 230 hectares Saturday as crews tried to stop it from reaching nearby Algonquin Park.
Officoals said Sunday a second, smaller fire about five hectares in size had sprung up in the training area.