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Canada Evacuation order lifted for Porters Lake residents after crews battle wildfire

13:54  25 may  2020
13:54  25 may  2020 Source:   globalnews.ca

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a lot of smoke around it: A Department of Natural Resources helicopter, drops water on a wildfire, near Porters Lake, N.S. on Saturday, May 23, 2020. © THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tim Krochak A Department of Natural Resources helicopter, drops water on a wildfire, near Porters Lake, N.S. on Saturday, May 23, 2020.

The evacuation order for the Porters Lake area that forced over 1,000 people from the homes has now been lifted.

In a news release Sunday at around 4:30 p.m., the Halifax Regional Municipality said all residents are able to return to their homes as of 6 p.m.

"The Department of Lands and Forestry will continue to maintain the perimeter and monitor the fire," the release reads.

In a tweet late Sunday evening, the department said the fire is 100% contained.

READ MORE: Evacuations ongoing due to ‘significant’ brush fire in Porters Lake, N.S.

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In a tweet late Sunday evening the lands and forestry department says the wildfire is 100 per cent contained after expanding to about 50 hectares in size, up from an earlier estimate of 45 hectares.

He says approximately 45 firefighters from Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency (HRFE) are working alongside 30 firefighters with lands and forestry in the woods to contain the blaze.

“Right now, the fire is still considered to be out of control,” Steeves said Sunday at 1 p.m. “The reason behind that being the fact that we have some possible weather issues.”

Steeves says strong winds out of the west could push the fire toward the community. He also says the terrain in the woods is “extremely trying.”

“You can imagine some of the large boulders and whatnot that Halifax County is known for,” he said. “So they are dragging lots of equipment up and over that.

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“It's difficult work. It's tiring work, but they are out there and they're working for the betterment of the people of this area."

Erica Fleck, emergency management chief with HRFE, confirmed that 523 homes were evacuated on Sunday, with the potential for even more.

Fleck says ground search and rescue team members are on standby in case more evacuations are needed.

“It is looking much more positive than it was yesterday, but we still have them on standby just in case. If we were to expand that evacuation bubble, we would be looking at approximately another 500 homes.”

The evacuations currently ordered impact residents on West Porter Lake Road to Marjorie Drive and Capri Drive. An evacuation centre was set up at the Lake Echo Community Centre for those displaced.

No homes have been directly affected by the fire as of Sunday afternoon.

Julia Cameron and her family were only given 10 minutes to gather their things and leave Saturday afternoon. She says they're currently living in their camper at the emergency shelter. 

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  Evacuations ongoing due to ‘significant’ brush fire in Porters Lake, N.S. Smoke from a brush fire that has forced the evacuation of residents in the area of Porters Lake, N.S. can be seen from kilometres away. There is currently a ban on open fires in the woods, or within 305 metres of woods, in the province until June 1, and on Friday the entire province had restrictions or burn bans in place.

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PORTERS LAKE , N.S. — Nova Scotia fire crews continue to battle an out-of-control blaze that has forced the evacuation of 523 homes in an area east of Halifax. David Steeves of the province's lands and forestry department says the wildfire in the Porters Lake area is now 60 per cent contained and

"The home is replaceable, my family's not replaceable," she said. "And sadly due to many circumstances in our province over the last couple of months, many people are living through the loss of family.

Thirty lands and forestry crews and two helicopters, 25 HRFE firefighters with two engines and five tankers are at the scene, along with Nova Scotia RCMP and Emergency Health Services.

Officials also reminded Nova Scotians of a province-wide ban on burning, saying fire risk in the province is high because of dry conditions, winds and low humidity.

“We don’t set these regulations lightly,” Steeves said. “It’s not something that we’re out to ruin family get-togethers and gatherings.

READ MORE: Crews continue to battle wildfire in Chester Grant, N.S.

Another update on the status of the wildfire is expected to be provided at 6 p.m. AT.

The cause of the fire currently remains unknown.

--With files from Jesse Thomas. 

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