Following is a provincial fire update for Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 11 a.m.
–- weather continues to create challenging conditions of crews on sites
–- Trunk 8 near Maitland Bridge, Annapolis Co., remains closed due to water bombing in the area
–- the fire at Seven Mile Lake, Annapolis Co., is still not contained and has grown to about 240 hectares. Equipment being used includes nine fire trucks, six pieces of heavy equipment, two helicopters and four water bombers. Two more water bombers from Quebec will arrive today
–- the Perch Lake fire, Pictou Co., is 80 per cent contained, with a current size of about 10 hectares.
— the fire at Maitland Bridge, Annapolis Co., is contained.
— the fire at Greenfield, Queens Co., is contained.
— the fire at Collingwood, Cumberland Co., is contained.
–- sustained winds will continue to blow out of the northwest
–- weather conditions today are expected to be much the same as yesterday
–- beginning at noon today, Aug. 9, travel and activities within the woods is restricted. People can still access beaches and provincial parks, but trail systems will be restricted and the fire ban remains in effect.
–- updates can be found at www.novascotia.ca/nsfire .