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Firefighters quickly douse Moonlight-area shed fire that spread to nearby trees

Fire caused about $50K in damages

A fire at a small woodworking shed in the Moonlight area of the city shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday night that also spread to nearby trees was quickly doused by Greater Sudbury Fire Services.

The fact that the fire spread to tall trees in the area made the extent of the Ridgemount Street blaze look worse than it was, said Greater Sudbury Fire Services Platoon Chief Terry Larocque, who was on scene.

"We were able to put fire out before any more damage was done,” Larocque said. 

Neighbours in the area expressed gratitude that no injuries had resulted from the blaze. 

Damages are estimated at $50,000. 

Three fire trucks and one ambulance were dispatched to the scene. 

Emergency Management Services response to the fire was quick. A small shed was fully involved when fire services arrived.  

Fire bans were lifted in Greater Sudbury just over two weeks ago after a dry summer that nearly doubled the number of forest fires in the northeast region compared to last year. 

“When things are a little drier it may have gone a little quicker and we would have had a bigger job on our hands," Larocque said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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Allana McDougall

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Allana McDougall is a new media reporter at Northern Life.
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