refnzpz · 2021-02-01

Grass fire along tracks in Tottenham

New Tecumseth firefighters from Tottenham Station 3 battled a grassfire that started in Tottenham Sunday evening along the railway tracks.

The fire started along the CP Rail line north of Mill Street between the tracks and the yards of homes on McCurdy Drive.

The New Tecumseth Fire Department has responded to three grassfires this spring, including two along railway lines.

Sometimes passing trains throw of sparks when they hit stones igniting the dense dead grass.

Residents should keep in mind that fire permits are required before you light any outdoor fire. They can be obtained atyour town hall.