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Water rescue, field fires makes up BUG's busy day

If Sundays are meant for rest, then thankfully the Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department did not get the memo this week.  For the second and third times in a week’s time, the B-U-G Fire Department responded to a pair of accidental fires that turned into something bigger when they began burning nearby fields. A cigarette was to blame for a 2 p.m. field fire near County XC in the town of Brussels while no cause has been determined for a 5 p.m. blaze near Town Hall Road in the town of Brussels. At around 3 p.m. the department received word about a person who fell out of their canoe in Little Sturgeon. The person, who was wearing a life jacket, was rescued by another boater. B-U-G Fire Chief Curt Vandertie says people need to take proper precautions since there still could be ice in the water.

Vandertie says he is proud of his department’s volunteers reporting the trio of incidents that resulted in no injuries.


Picture courtesy of the B-U-G- Fire Department



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