Sunday update from Lands & Forestry
- Provincial wildfire fighting crews returned at first light today, May 23, to the Chester Grant, Lunenburg Co., area to fight a forest fire that started Friday, May 22. There are 14 fire departments, water supply tankers and Lands and Forestry staff on the scene.
Fire activity is low and crews are working hard to contain it before conditions worsen. A provincial helicopter that was assisting has been released from duty.
The fire is estimated to have covered about 27 hectares.
The public is asked to avoid the area.
There is a forest fire burning in Chester Grant, Nova Scotia. Multiple structures and at least one house have burned in the fire. Firefighters had to pull back from fighting the house fire for a period of time as live ammunition was going off inside. No one had to be evacuated due to the fire, likely meaning the structures that burned were unoccupied.
The fire was 20+ hectares in size. Firefighters have withdrawn from the woods as it is too dangerous to be in after dark. They will return in the morning.
Two Lands and Forestry helicopters were involved in fighting the fire. Firefighters that were on scene tonight came from Chester Basin, Chester, Western Shore, Martins River, Mahone Bay, Blandford, Hubbards, New Ross, Blockhouse, Lunenburg, Oakhill, Kentville, Brooklyn, Vaughn and Hantsport.