Massive grass fire erupts at Niagara-on-the-Lake Lavender Festival

Jul 9 2018, 1:16 pm

What should have been a beautiful summer’s day quickly ended in fear and panic, after a massive grass fire erupted Sunday afternoon.

According to the Niagara-on-the-Lake Fire Department, the rapidly progressing grass fire started around 4 pm in a hayfield that was being utilized for parking at the annual Lavender Festival.

From the videos shared on social media, the fire can be seen growing at a rapid rate with thick black plumes of smoke billowing in the air.

Photos shared online by the fire department show a number of vehicles destroyed by the fire, with charred sides and smashed windows.

Thankfully Niagara-on-the-Lake volunteer firefighters were quick to arrive on the scene and were able to put out the fire quickly.

While approximately 30 vehicles were damaged as a result of the fire, luckily there were no civilian injuries.

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