Fire Watch 2012

Sep 21, 2012 5:36 PM by Marnee Banks - MTN News

Crews handle fire near Canyon Ferry Lake

Volunteer fire crews quickly handled a fire near Canyon Ferry Lake on Friday afternoon.

Tri-Lakes Fire Department Chief Bob Drake says the call came in around 1 p.m. and firefighters responded to the corner of Canyon Ferry Drive and Lake Point Drive

The fire burned some grass, bushes and even melted siding on a home.

Drake says the homeowners are lucky because initial attack crews responded quickly and were able to protect structures.

"It's one of your worst nightmares to have a fire start within a bunch of structures, and then uphill in every direction, and there are structures at the top of every one of those hills. So yeah, the recipe for disaster was here. We throw a lot of resources on every one of these because we just can't let one get away," Drake said.

Drake says the cause of the fire is still being investigated.

He says engines, helicopters, and several volunteer fire departments responded and he is grateful for all their help.

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