|A grass fire ignited at the RCI towers site in Sackville Friday. (Radio Canada)|
A large grass fire that ignited at the Radio Canada International towers site on Friday in Sackville is under control.
The fire was inside the circle of towers.
Members of the Sackville Fire Department got the call shortly before 2 p.m.
Robert Ladrier, a senior remote area transmission technician, says the possible cause for the fire could be electrical arcing and a very dry field.
One transmitter was on at the time of the fire, he says, but was shut down as soon as firefighters arrived.
No one has been injured.
There doesn’t seem to be major damage, according to Ladrier.
However, some minor transmission equipment may have been damaged, but it’s not yet clear.
(Source : CBC News via kimandrewelliott.com)