Crews Fighting Falmouth Forest Fire


Firefighters remained at the scene of a large forest fire in Hants County, N.S., on Tuesday afternoon.

The provincial Department of Lands and Forestry said they received word regarding the fire in the Falmouth area late Monday afternoon.

The fire is estimated to be around two hectares, department spokeswoman Deborah Bayer said in an email.

Lands and Forestry firefighters and a department helicopter, along with 25 volunteer firefighters from municipal fire departments including Hantsport, Brooklyn, and Windsor were on the scene Tuesday.

Bayer said the fire is not expected to spread, and no buildings or people were at risk. The cause of the fire is under investigation, she said.

Lightning was reported in the town shortly before the time the fire was alarmed, but Bayer didn’t say whether this was linked to the fire.

She went on to say that Lands and Forestry were aware of the fire at the Kaiser Meadow solid waste management facility in Chester, but was not involved in the response.


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