Youth and parents warned following Stephenville grass fire

Frank Gale
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Two youth and their parents were given a formal verbal warning following a grass fire in the Montana Drive area of Stephenville on Thursday evening.

The Bay St. George RCMP, with assistance from the Stephenville Fire Department, responded to a complaint at 6 p.m. of a grass fire on a wooded walking trail in the area.

The fire was quickly extinguished and an investigation revealed that two youth in the area had caused the fire by discarding their cigarettes while still lit.

Following the incident police talked to the youth and their parents.

Organizations: Stephenville Fire Department

Geographic location: Stephenville, Montana Drive

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