Car, brush fire keeps Cornwall firefighters busy

Trees and brush burn at the north edge of the Fly Creek reservoir Thursday, April 28, 2016. Cornwall firefighters were able to snuff out the flames in short order. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – City firefighters were dealing with a couple fires almost back-to-back Thursday night.

They were called just before 9 p.m. to 1190 Montreal Road – the compound yard for City Tow – for a vehicle completely engulfed in fire.

It’s believed the fire was accidental.

After putting that out, crews were then called to a remote area of the Fly Creek reservoir for a brush fire.

Firefighters had to make their way in on foot to beat down and snuff out the flames, which they had out within a few minutes.

The fire in the tinder-dry brush was very close to the CN Rail line, east of the Virginia Drive crossing, though it’s not known what started the fire.