- Officials say that the Cumberland County fire is under control, and there is no risk of it spreading.
- Nova Scotia’s Department of Natural Resources and the Wallace and Tatamagouche fire units react to the forest blaze.
A compulsory evacuation order issued about 3:30 p.m. AT for some citizens of Cumberland County, N.S., due to a forest blaze lifted, the RCMP tweeted in a 5:45 p.m AT update.
At almost 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Nova Scotia RCMP posted that police supported the Wallace Fire Department in evacuating citizens from Dewars Drive in Angevine Lake because of smoky situations.
Dewars Drive, which runs off Angevine Road, was closed to traffic but has since reopened, according to the tweet.
Read more: MV Holiday Island anticipated being out of service for rest of season
The blaze around Angevine Lake was under control, and there was no risk of it spreading, the Municipality of Cumberland County said in a press release.
The municipality said the fire burned approximately one hectare of woods and was under control by the local Department of Natural Resources and the Tatamagouche and Wallace fire units.
Smoke may remain in the area for some days, the city said. On Monday, there was a province-wide burn prohibition.
Source – CBC News