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About one quarter of small forest fire in southern Nova Scotia contained

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A small wildfire near Nova Scotia’s southern coast is about one-quarter under control.

Patricia Jreige, a spokeswoman for the Department of Natural Resources, said today the size of the fire in the Little Harbour area of Shelburne County was about 56 hectares as of 10 a.m.

She says firefighting units deployed sprinkler systems to help protect structures in the affected area.

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Jreige says power has been cut to customers for safety.

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There are about eight firefighters and one helicopter involved in suppressing the fire.

Jreige says the department is working closely with municipal and emergency officials to determine when it is safe to restore power.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 16, 2023.

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