A grass fire broke out at Hanlan's Point over the weekend

Jun 18 2018, 10:13 pm

A small fire erupted at a popular summer hangout spot Hanlan’s Point Sunday afternoon.

According to Toronto Fire, fire crews were called to Hanlan’s Point Park Trail around 1 pm to put out the grass/rubbish fire.

A tweet from Hanlan’s Point mooring wall advised the public to not throw cigarette butts on the ground as  a butt “might catch on fire.”

Footage shared on social media shows the grass surrounding a tree on fire, which sent plumes of white smoke into the sky.

While Toronto Fire has yet to confirm the cause of the fire, a combination of extreme heat and a cigarette butt is the likely cause.

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