BRIDGEWATER, N.S. (CP) - A large forest fire was burning out of
control Wednesday in an isolated area of Nova Scotia's south
shore.
The blaze, in the Indian Fields area near Wallace Lake in
Shelburne County, had destroyed more than 50 hectares of woodland.
A water bomber was being brought in from Newfoundland to assist
at the scene. The plane was expected to arrive early Wednesday
evening, but officials didn't plan to attack the blaze again until
Thursday morning.
An official said the fire began around suppertime Tuesday night.
It was under control until early Wednesday afternoon when it
suddenly flared up.
As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, the fire was just over five kilometres
away from the Queens County line and moving in that direction.
Officials said the fire was deep in the woods and no populated
areas were threatened.


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