A grass fire spiraled out of control in Upper Ferry this afternoon, coming dangerously close to three homes in the area.
Dwayne MacArthur said he was in his father’s home when he saw black smoke and realized there was a fire outside.
He called the Codroy Valley Fire Department and ran outside to douse the home with a hose. He then used a shovel to beat out the advancing flames.
The Port aux Basques Volunteer Fire Department was called to assist.
The fire was quickly brought under control.