Water bomber called in to fight brush fire in subdivision of St. John’s

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — A water bomber and a helicopter were called in today to douse a brush fire that threatened homes in the heavily populated area in St. John’s, N.L.

The fast-moving fire was reported around 12:30 p.m. in the Kenmount Road area.

Video images from the scene show large flames and heavy smoke inching closer to a residential neighbourhood as police move door-to-door, telling people to evacuate their homes.

Later in the afternoon, emergency officials reported that firefighters had succeeded to getting the blaze under control.

Acting platoon Chief Scott Tilley says heat from the fire damaged some decks and siding, but the homes in the subdivision were spared.

Mayor Danny Breen said the fire was “very scary,” adding that the city’s Emergency Operation Centre was in operation.

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