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Multiple units react to wildfire around Upper Musquodoboit

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Key takeaways: 

  • Water bomber en route to help.
  • On Friday, a large fire is seen burning around Upper Musquodoboit, N.S. 

Several fire units, local fire crews, and a chopper were on the scene Friday of a wildfire in Upper Musquodoboit, N.S.

As of Friday night, the fire in Chaplin covers 20 hectares, the Department of Natural Resources stated on Twitter.

The ring was received at 10:23 a.m. local time.

A water bomber from Newfoundland and Labrador to fight a large wildfire in Yarmouth County earlier in the week was en route to the Upper Musquodoboit place to help with measures there.

Roy Hollett, assistant fire chief with Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency, told once the water bomber had dropped a few loads of water on the blaze, aircrews would go back up to get a better size calculation.

Almost 30 crews on scene

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Several fire units, local fire crews, and a chopper were on the scene Friday of a wildfire in Upper Musquodoboit, N.S

Between 30 and 35 teams, including approximately 50 firefighters, including teams from Milford and Stewiacke, reacted to the scene.

District 3 fire Chief Sherry Dean told me numerous water supply lines had been put up, so accessing water wouldn’t be a problem in fighting the fire.

She was doubtful if anyone in the vicinity had requested to be evacuated. 

“If the currents were to change or if the fire was to grow and anybody was in any risk, we would put out a warning, an emergency message that would caution people and make sure that they were out of the place and safe in plenty of time,” she said.

Power outages in the region impacted about 3,100 Nova Scotia Power consumers, the utility reported on its website. It said it closed the power off to assist with firefighting measures. Power was fixed almost 4:45 p.m. AT.

A provincewide burn prohibition was issued Friday afternoon.

Source – cbc.ca

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