Multiple fire departments respond to a growing wildfire in Mount Uniacke, N.S.
In a telephone interview around 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Ryan Richard, the chief of the Brooklyn Volunteer Fire Department, said the fire was in the 400 block of the 1 freeway.
The fire was about an acre in size when the call first came, Richard said, although he said it was growing and moving towards homes in the area.
Evacuations in the area “could be a possibility”, he said.
“If the wind changes we will have to evacuate, yes,” he said.
Fire departments from several communities, including Uniacke, Windsor, Rawdon, Gore, Hantsport and HRM, also responded.
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Richard also said the RCMP and a Department of Natural Resources helicopter were also helping.
Motorists are asked to avoid Highway 1 near Pentz Lake Drive due to the developing fire. “Traffic will be affected for several hours,” RCMP said in a tweet.
Nova Scotia is in the midst of a heat wave, with temperatures in the Halifax area reaching a high of 30°C.
A complete burning ban continues to be in effect across the province.
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