Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Goose Bay Forest Fire

Crews succeeded in controlling a forest fire that started near Happy Valley-Goose Bay this morning.

The fire ignited in an area near Court Real Road.

It was reported at approximately 3AM this morning and is now under control.

The estimated size of the fire is 10 hectares, or 25 acres.

It took 1 water bomber, 2 helicopters and a 13-person ground crew to contain the fire.

There is currently no direct danger to any buildings or structures.

One concern is that the weather in Upper Lake Melville (ULM) has been very hot in the past few days.

ULM’s current forest fire index is at moderate and approaching high.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

The same area was hit with a similar forest fire last summer.

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