COURTENAY, B.C. – Crews from the Courtenay Fire Department knocked down a small bush fire near Lake Trail Middle School this afternoon.

The incident was reported around 2:00 p.m. The fire started up in the bushes near the school. At least five firefighters responded, and knocked it down in short order.

Crews on scene said it could have spread, and been “much worse” if not for the quick response by firefighters.

One truck responded, along with the department’s command vehicle.

The exact cause of the fire is not known, and no injuries were reported from the scene.

-With files from Troy Landreville