Firefighters battle blaze in the bush

Grass fire at the side of Highway 19 brings in firefighters from Parksville and the Ministry of Forests Friday

Parksville volunteer firefighters joined firefighters from the Ministry of Forests to battle a grass fire that got into the woods at the edge of Highway 19 between exit 51 and the Church Road overpass Friday afternoon. Fire Chief Doug Banks said it was unclear how the fire started.

Parksville volunteer firefighters joined firefighters from the Ministry of Forests to battle a grass fire that got into the woods at the edge of Highway 19 between exit 51 and the Church Road overpass Friday afternoon. Fire Chief Doug Banks said it was unclear how the fire started.