Marsh fire on Fighting Island extinguished, officials say

Posted at 10:25 AM, Apr 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-14 15:11:36-04

LASALLE, ON (WXYZ) — Firefighters were able to put out a large marsh fire on Fighting Island in LaSalle, Ontario, that started Saturday night. As of Sunday morning, officials said there were still some hot spots burning that crews continued to monitor. However, as of 2:45 a.m., the firehad been completed extinguished and fire crews were able to leave the island before 5 a.m.

"Our site commander and officers, along with the crews from Amherstburg Fire, did a fanastic job to protect all of the buildings," said Fire Chief Dave Sutton. "We sincerely appreciated the support from Amherstburg Fire, Windsor Fire and J&J Marine."

There were 30 firefighters on the island battling the blaze.

Just before 9 p.m. Saturday, there were reports of a large active marsh fire on the island, which is just south west of Detroit.

The fire started on the north end of the island, according to officials, then the wind caused flames to spread south.

There were no injuries and no threat to the community.