Fire crews were paged to a bush fire on an acreage off of Taylor Bay road this afternoon. A westerly breeze had spread the fire to cover an area of about 1/2 acre.
Access to the area was good, so crews were able to quickly deploy hose lines and stop the fire from further spreading. Completely extinguishing the fire took much longer, as the dry fuels will smoulder and flames can pop up for some times afterwards. The property owner, as well as fire officials, will keep a close eye on the site over the coming week to ensure their is no rekindling. The cause of the fire is under investigation.