Pictou County wildfires under control, extinguished

By Jake Boudrot
The Pictou Advocate
May 25, 2023
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada East

Crews have contained or extinguished four separate wildfires in Pictou County this week. On May 24, someone alerted the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables (DNRR) to four “small fires,” including 1.5 hectares in Sunny Brae, two hectares in McLellan’s Mountain, as well as half a hectare on both Gray Road and Union Centre. “The cause of the fires is under investigation,” spokesperson Patricia Jreige wrote in an email. “But it’s unclear exactly when they began.” …Jreige said there were no reports of evacuations. “No homes were at risk,” she wrote. “There are roads and other buildings in the area, but no damage done to them.”

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