Canada Fire crews back in Cole Harbour, N.S., woods to monitor fire

15:48  11 june  2018
15:48  11 june  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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Fire crews also responded to a house fire on Avondale Road in Cole Harbour around noon after a neighbour noticed smoke billowing from the home. 6,057 Views. Man’ s body found in wooded area off main street in Amherst.

Halifax Fire said 75 to 100 households were affected by the voluntary evacuation. The fire had covered an estimated six to eight hectares in an area known as the Shearwater Flyer trail by evening. About 65 Halifax Fire service members and 20 Department of Natural Resource firefighters were working

There was no sign of smoke or fire on the horizon in Cole Harbour on Monday morning, but security staff members on Astral Drive were enforcing an evacuation order.© Brett Ruskin/CBC There was no sign of smoke or fire on the horizon in Cole Harbour on Monday morning, but security staff members on Astral Drive were enforcing an evacuation order.

Fire crews went back into the woods near Cole Harbour, N.S., at first light Monday morning to battle a fire that forced the evacuation of 10 homes overnight.

The fire is burning on a 20-hectare area south of Bissett Lake, said Natural Resources spokesperson Bruce Nunn.

He said 25 Natural Resources staffers are working on the fire. He was unsure of how many Halifax Regional Municipality staffers were at the site.

The fire is thought to have started near the Salt Marsh Trail in Cole Harbour.

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Fire crews responded to a brush fire near Stewiacke. Crews will monitor hotspots overnight. A fire broke out around 2 p.m. near a baseball field off of Highway 3, said Ricky Banks, deputy chief of the Woods Harbour -Shag Harbour Fire Department.

CBC reporters Brett Ruskin and Paul Palmeter, sent to the area, said they couldn't see any signs of smoke early Monday morning.

Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement that said people near or down wind from the fire in the Cole Harbour area may experience smoke and elevated air pollution levels.

"Individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk," reads the statement.

The national weather service said conditions on Monday are expected to remain dry due to a high-pressure system over the region.

It warned that winds are expected to pick up near noon from the north and reach up to 20 km/h with a slight risk of rain.

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The wind is expected to die down overnight with temperatures dropping down to single digits bringing the possibility of frost.

a red fire truck driving down a street: Fire crews in position on Bissett Road in Cole Harbour Monday morning. The chilly and calm morning means flare-ups are unlikely, but crews are here just in case.© Brett Ruskin/CBC Fire crews in position on Bissett Road in Cole Harbour Monday morning. The chilly and calm morning means flare-ups are unlikely, but crews are here just in case.

Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency crews monitored the fire overnight at the south end of Astral Drive, Beaver Crescent and Lakeridge Crescent.

At first, as many as 75 to 100 homes were evacuated, however, most people were allowed to return at around 10 p.m. on Sunday. Those allowed to return home were also told to stay alert and be prepared to leave once again with five minutes notice.

The people living in 10 homes that were not allowed to return were all on Astral Drive.

a construction truck parked in a parking lot: Ground search and rescue teams have been helping transport firefighters in and out of the fire zone.© Paul Palmeter/CBC Ground search and rescue teams have been helping transport firefighters in and out of the fire zone.

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