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Sturgeon County may level a fine against a camp north of Edmonton, after flames spread like wildfire Tuesday.
Volunteers at Boysdale Camp were burning scraps -- which they had a permit to do -- but it appears the fire wasn't totally out. Fire crews were called out, and they managed to save the camp buildings as well as a nearby subdivision. Sturgeon County's fire chief says it could have been worse.
"The area that was in is heavily wooded and with the spruce (trees), once it gets up into those it can't carry along pretty good," said fire chief Pat Mahoney. "Conditions aren't favourable, that's for sure.
Mahoney says there about 25 firefighters battling the flames, and they called in two bulldozers to put up a fire guard to protect a nearby subdivision. Mahoney says they're still investigating, but a charge and a bill for the fire costs are a "strong possibility." (bd)