Canada Cole Harbour homes evacuated as forest fire spreads

02:01  11 june  2018
02:01  11 june  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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At least 1,000 people have been evacuated from villas along the Spanish coast after a forest fire spread to tourist areas near Benidorm Firefighters are recommending some people leave their homes as they battle an out-of-control forest fire in the Salt Marsh Trails area of Cole Harbour .

"There's a lot of places evacuated around us so we're packed up and ready to go. If they tell us to leave, we're going to leave. So we'll wait and at the corner of Lakeridge Crescent and Astral Drive on Sunday as residents were asked to leave their homes due to a spreading forest fire in Cole Harbour .

a close up of a dry grass field: Crews were battling an out-of-control forest fire in Cole Harbour on Sunday afternoon. © CBC Crews were battling an out-of-control forest fire in Cole Harbour on Sunday afternoon.

Firefighters are recommending some people leave their homes as they battle an out-of-control forest fire in the Salt Marsh Trails area of Cole Harbour.

Bisset Road has been closed to traffic between Cole Harbour Road and Dyke Road.

Homes on Astral Drive, Lakeridge Crescent and Beaver Crescent are being evacuated, said Deputy Fire Chief Roy Hollett of Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency service.

"It's moving pretty quick through the trees. It's not under control. DNR has a helicopter here. Halifax Fire has multiple units — tankers and firefighters. But right now, we are not in position to be in front of the fire."

He said there were no reports so far of injuries or fire damaging homes.

Crews arrived at the scene at about 5 p.m.

Pam McDonald said there was a lot of smoke in her Cole Harbour neighbourhood.

"I live on Astral Drive and we can see smoke down past Colby South. There's some fire engines and police cars going down our street," she said.

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Fire crews battle 2-alarm fire in Little ItalyFire crews were called just after 2 p.m. to the area of College St. and Grace St., after heavy black smoke was seen billowing out of a restaurant in a two-storey building.

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