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A big forest fire is burning in eastern Yarmouth County

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Key takeaways: 

  • There is a 50-hectare blaze in eastern Yarmouth County burning 2 kilometers west of South Horseshoe Lake.
  • The Department of Natural Resources is operating on managing the fire.

According to the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables, an extensive fire in eastern Yarmouth County burns two kilometers west of South Horseshoe Lake.

On Monday evening, the regional unit said on Twitter that restricted fire units were replying to the 50-hectare fire. According to DNR, crews left the scene for the evening Monday and planned to return Tuesday morning. 

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According to the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables, an extensive fire in eastern Yarmouth County burns two kilometers west of South Horseshoe Lake

CBC meteorologist Tina Simpkin said to predict high pollution levels. She told me satellite imagery Monday night showed the fire was located approximately 40 kilometers northeast of Yarmouth. Simpkin noted that the smoke plume remained north of Yarmouth but could also impact air quality near Beaver River and Port Maitland.  

“People may experience increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches, or lack of breath. Kids, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are particularly at risk,” said Simpkin.

Source – cbc.ca

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