Restrictions on travel and activities within the woods announced last week have been lifted for Cape Breton. The restrictions remain in place for Mainland Nova Scotia until further notice.
Conditions in Cape Breton are less dry than the mainland.
“We appreciate everyone’s co-operation while these restrictions are in place. Firefighters have made significant progress. As well, there are fewer new fires starting,” said Natural Resources Minister Lloyd Hines.
Firefighters continue to work on extinguishing fires at Ten Mile Lake, Annapolis Co., Maitland Bridge, Annapolis Co., Seven Mile Lake, Queens Co., and Perch Lake, Pictou Co. All four fires are now 100 per cent contained.
Along with the province lifting these restrictions for Cape Breton, Parks Canada will also remove its restrictions in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
The province will continue to provide updates, which can be found at http://www.novascotia.ca/nsfire .