(Halifax) The wildfire that ravaged the Halifax area, destroying homes and businesses in its path, is completely under control, but the one that is affecting southwestern Nova Scotia remains out of control.
According to the province’s Ministry of Natural Resources, the fire northwest of the capital should no longer spread, although it is not yet completely extinguished.
The fire, which started last week, forced 16,000 people to flee their homes. It destroyed some 200 structures, including 151 residences.
In Shelburne County, the Barrington Lake wildfire, the largest in Nova Scotia history, continues its destructive course.
The fire covers an area of 250 square kilometers and has destroyed at least 50 homes and cabins.
Members of the Canadian Armed Forces and a number of American firefighters arrived in the province on Saturday and were deployed to fight the largest fires.