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Fires Update, Aug. 14, 4 p.m.


Following is a provincial fire update for Sunday, Aug. 14, at 4 p.m.        

— there have been no significant changes to the fires since the 10 a.m. update
— the fire at Seven Mile Lake, Annapolis Co. remains 70 per cent contained
— fires at Ten Mile Lake, Queens Co., Perch Lake, Pictou Co., and Maitland Bridge, Annapolis Co., are fully contained
— crews have made good progress today and they are now focussing on digging out the fire, which has burnt deep into the ground
— air tankers from Newfoundland and Labrador and Quebec have been released and will be heading back to their home provinces. Nova Scotia’s helicopters will continue to be engaged in the fires
— Trunk 8 will continue to be closed until further notice
— despite rain in some parts of the province, travel restrictions and a burn ban remain in effect across Nova Scotia and people are asked to continue to avoid any activity that could potentially cause more fires
— more information can be found at
http://novascotia.ca/nsfire/faq.asp

Source: Release

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