Fire near Galloping Goose gets a foam bath

A grassfire that charred a large swath of lawn at a private property in Colwood threatened to burn into the Galloping Goose trail.

Colwood firefighter Craig Twidale with help from Lieut. Tim Hamblin spreads foam on a grass fire near Nobhill Road and the Galloping Goose trail on Thursday.

Colwood firefighter Craig Twidale with help from Lieut. Tim Hamblin spreads foam on a grass fire near Nobhill Road and the Galloping Goose trail on Thursday.

A grassfire charred a large swath of lawn at a private property in Colwood and threatened to burn into the Galloping Goose trail Thursday afternoon.

Colwood Fire Rescue quickly smothered brush and a rocky outcrop in foam, quashing a smoldering fire that spread about 500 square metres on a Nobhill Road property that abuts the regional trail.

The owner of the home came home to find the lawn billowing smoke. Fire Capt. John Cassidy suspects the fire is human caused but was not intentionally lit.

“We got it before it spread into the brush and the Goose,” Cassidy said. “All the foam will slowly percolate into the debris and stop the fire from coming up again.”

About 10 Colwood firefighters and Colwood’s bylaw officer assisted at the scene.

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