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Canada Cole Harbour homes evacuated as forest fire spreads

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

Cole Harbour wildfire ‘under control,’ mandatory evacuation order lifted

  Cole Harbour wildfire ‘under control,’ mandatory evacuation order lifted Cole Harbour wildfire ‘under control,’ mandatory evacuation order liftedOfficials say a forest fire in Cole Harbour in the Bissett Lake area is now under control and a mandatory evacuation order affecting about a dozen homes has been lifted.

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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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