Water bombers were brought in to knock the blaze that was first reported about 3pm.
Tanya Doyle lives not far from the fire scene on the French Village road.
She tells us she out for a test drive with her son when they looked up and saw a blaze of fire on top of the hill. She adds she is fairly confident the crews have a handle on it but worries about smouldering overnight.
Crews from KV and Nauwigewauk responded to the blaze. K-V Fire tells CHSJ News no one was hurt and no homes sustained any fire damage. Crews will be out today checking for hot spots so there are no flare ups.
An estimated 6000 tons of water were being dropped on the fire in each pass of the planes along with water from ground crews.