Sunday, July 13, 2014

Nictaux, Nova Scotia, wildfire burning but under control

CBC News Posted: Jul 13, 2014 9:40 AM AT Last Updated: Jul 13, 2014 4:46 PM AT

Fire crews are still fighting a wildfire in Nictaux, in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley, on Sunday.

The Department of Natural Resources says the fire broke out on Saturday and about 15 to 20 hectares burned.

A spokesman for the department said the fire was still burning Sunday afternoon, but it was controlled and contained.

More than 300 customers in the area were without power.

Nova Scotia Power says fire crews asked for the power to be shut off while they battled the blaze. Electricity would be restored once firefighters said it was safe to do so.

There's a ban on brush burning and campfires in all counties from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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