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.
Media: there will be a press conference held on Sunday outlining the events. Details will be provided after 8:00 am.— Town of LaSalle (@TownofLaSalle) April 14, 2019
Update at 11:57 pm
There is an active marsh fire on Fighting Island. https://t.co/QaF3xZC9UC
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.
There is an active marsh fire on Fighting island. @Aburg_Fire has been called in to assist, and @WindsorFire1 is assisting with fire protection coverage in LaSalle. The hunting dogs that live on the island are fine. Evacuations were not needed. The buildings have not been damaged pic.twitter.com/M6NQxoyl8a— Town of LaSalle (@TownofLaSalle) April 14, 2019
There is an active marsh fire on Fighting Island. There are no injuries. There is no threat to the community and no concern of toxicity in the air. J&J Marine is assisting by transporting a fire truck and equipment to the island. @LasallefireON pic.twitter.com/8zA5lZLARO— Town of LaSalle (@TownofLaSalle) April 14, 2019