Firefighters from multiple departments have gotten a forest fire in Mount Uniacke, N.S., under control.
Ryan Richard, the chief of the Brooklyn Volunteer Fire Department — one of about a dozen departments that responded — said the fire in the 400 block of Highway 1 was about one hectare in size when crews first arrived.
At 12:45 p.m., he said evacuations in the area “could be a possibility,” but shortly after 3 p.m., he said homes are no longer in danger.
“We originally thought that there was going to be homes that would have to be evacuated because of the wind direction,” he said.
“That wind has shifted, we have the fire knocked down, it’s considered under control, but we do have a lot of hotspots and mop-up to do.”