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Seven Mile Lake wildfire burning near Kejimkujik Park fully contained

Firefighters with the Department of Natural Resources fight the Seven Mile Lake forest fire in Maitland Bridge, N.S. near Kejimkujik National Park on Thursday, August 11, 2016.
Firefighters with the Department of Natural Resources fight the Seven Mile Lake forest fire in Maitland Bridge, N.S. near Kejimkujik National Park on Thursday, August 11, 2016. The Canadian Press

Nova Scotia has lifted some restrictions on travel and activities in wooded areas after weekend rain that reduced the risk of wildfires.

The province has announced the travel ban has been lifted in Cape Breton, but remains in place for the mainland until further notice.

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The release says that the four largest fires, including one in Seven Mile Lake near Kejimkujik National Park, are 100 per cent contained and crews continue to work on putting the flames out completely.

The ban on camping or hiking in wooded areas was announced last week amid tinder-dry conditions.

Along with the removal of provincial restrictions in Cape Breton, Parks Canada has removed travel restrictions in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

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