Travel ban partially lifted after N.S. forest fires contained

Published on : Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Forest fire, Nova ScotiaThe weekend rainfall have minimized the risk of wildfires in the Nova Scotia region that led the authorities to lift some of the travel restrictions in the woods.


Nova Scotia has declared that the travel ban has been lifted in Cape Breton. However, it has also said that the travel ban continues to stay firmly for the mainland until further notice is issued.


Lloyd Hines, the natural resources minister has announced in a press release that firefighters have succeeded on controlling the major blazes across Nova Scotia and have made quite a good progress in containing them. Due to their sincere efforts, new fires in the woods have been checked from erupting.


According to the release, the four largest fires, that of course includes the fire in Seven Mile Lake close of Kejimkujik National Park are completely contained. The release has also stated that the firefighters are working towards extinguishing the flames completely.


Last week, the authorities of Nova Scotia had placed a ban on hiking as well as camping in the woods following the outbreak of the four large fires in this area.


The restrictions in the region of Cape Breton have been removed after the fires have been contained. Apart from that, Parks Canada has lifted the restrictions in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.


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