Residents back home after forest fire in New Brunswick forces evacuation

The entire province is under a ban on open burning
The Canadian Press on August 2, 2017

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Residents of about 25 homes on Miscou Island in northeast New Brunswick were allowed back into their homes last night as concerns from a forest fire eased.The blaze broke out Saturday, forcing officials to evacuate homes along Wilson’s Point Road.
The fire was finally termed as “contained’” late Tuesday, but Shawn Berry, a spokesman for the Department of Energy and Resource Development, says about 40 firefighters continue to patrol the area and deal with hot spots.
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The fire covered an area of roughly 50 hectares.
Berry says seven other fires in the province are listed as “being patrolled.”
The entire province is under a ban on open burning.

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