Kaleden Fire started by wheel

A couple of spot fires were started near Highway 3A near Kaleden on Wednesday, after a travel trailer had a wheel fall off it's axle.

Fire Chief Dennis Gaudry says, it happened around 3:30 pm.

The trailer had a mechanical failure, the wheel heated up and then fell off, scattering across four lanes of the highway and starting the fires.

He says, thankfully, some nearby residents saw the incident and jumped into action, using fire extinguishers and a whole bunch of bottled water to finish the job. 

"When we arrived on scene, there was no smoke visible on it, so we just mopped it up and made sure it was out," says Gaudry. "If it had not been for the quick actions of the people close, the fire would have been much different." 

He says the fire definitely had the potential to spread.