Grass fire on edge of Hoople Bay

South Stormont firefighters scan the ground with flashlights after a brush fire at the mouth of Hoople Bay, south of County Road 2 on May 15, 2015. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston)

LONG SAULT/INGLESIDE – South Stormont firefighters had to put out a small grass fire on the edge of Hoople Bay Friday night.

Fire crews were called around 9:30 p.m. to a section of the eastern shoreline on the south side of County Road 2, across from the entrance to Bayview Drive.

Firefighters were able to quickly put out the flames and could be seen using flashlights shortly after to check for any embers.

County Road 2 was down to one lane of traffic for a brief period but has since reopened.

A spent firework lays on the asphalt of County Road 2 while firefighters check for hotspots after a grass fire at the mouth of Hoople Bay on May 15, 2015. The exact cause of the fire is not known. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston)
A spent firework lays on the asphalt of County Road 2 while firefighters check for hotspots after a grass fire at the mouth of Hoople Bay on May 15, 2015. The exact cause of the fire is not known. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston)

The cause of the fire is not known though a spent firework was found across the highway near the entrance to Bayview Drive.

Firefighters packed up and left the scene just after 10 p.m.

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