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Several homes evacuated as wildfire burns in Shelburne County

By Evan Taylor May 14, 2023 | 6:29 PM

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Much of the smoke cleared from the wildfire in Little Harbour this morning giving DNR a better idea at what they are dealing with.

“We couldn’t really see things that clearly over the weekend, the smoke was making it tough even from the air to see how much forest was impacted,” said DNR Forest Protection Manager Scott Tingley.

He says they now believe the fire has spread to 54 hectares in size with 25 per cent containment, however, he does not expect it to grow further on Monday.

Firefighters returned to the wildfire near Little Harbour early Monday morning.

DNR says the fire is approximately 10 hectares in size, and 20 per cent of it is contained.

RCMP have assisted with the evacuation of a handful of homes in the area, but DNR says as of now no structures are belived to have been damaged by the fire.

Another update on the fire is expected from DNR shortly after noon.

Some residents in Shelburne County are being evacuated from their homes as firefighters strive to contain a forest fire near Little Harbour.

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed reports of an uncontrolled wildfire that has rapidly spread across an estimated 10 hectares of land. More than 40 volunteer firefighters and two helicopters were working on it since Sunday afternoon.

According to eyewitness accounts, the fire appears to have started near Little Harbour Lake. Some residents in the area had reported smelling smoke the previous night, suggesting a potential connection to the current situation.



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