Nova Scotia Journal

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Forest fire burning around Mount Uniacke under control

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Key takeaways: 

  • The blaze covered 2 hectares Saturday afternoon.
  • Richard said plans were in place to vacate around six homes, but it was unneeded.

A fire burning in a wooded area around Mount Uniacke, N.S., is under control, according to Brooklyn Volunteer Fire Department Chief Ryan Richard.

Richard said plans were in place to vacate around six homes, but it was unwarranted.

Richard said approximately 60 firefighters from 12 fire units responded to the fire along with the RCMP and EHS.

The fire was in a remote area, and teams were still working in hot areas. Richards anticipated units to be there for a few more hours.

He stated a few minor injuries and heat exhaustion among fire personnel at the scene.

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A fire burning in a wooded area around Mount Uniacke, N.S., is under control, according to Brooklyn Volunteer Fire Department Chief Ryan Richard

Due to the blaze, traffic was stalled on Highway 1 in Mount Uniacke near Pentz Drive, but both roads have reopened.

The fire was nearly two hectares in size as of Saturday afternoon, the Department of Natural Resources said on Twitter. 

The unit was on scene with ground units and a chopper.

Area local Angela Light said she saw smoke in her backyard on Saturday morning and called the fire unit.

Light said units came quickly and worked all day to prevent the fire. She said she was attempting to help responders without getting in the way.

Source – CBC News

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