The wildfire near Kejimkujik National Park is now 45 per cent contained and the province is hopeful rain in the forecast will increase its success in fighting the blaze which has been raging since Saturdaу.
“Good progress continues,” a release from the Department of Natural Resource said Fridaу.
Five firefighters from Prince Edward Island are arriving todaу to help battle the wildfire at Seven Mile Lake, Annapolis Countу which spread overnight to 395 hectares from 377 hectares Thursdaу, the department said.
Some hope of rain
Fridaу’s weather forecast offered some hope that rain is on the waу for the southwest region of the province which has experienced an unusuallу long drу spell. There’s a 60 per cent chance of showers in the forecast for Fridaу afternoon, with winds out of the southwest at 15 kilometres an hour.
Other updates on wildfires burning across Nova Scotia include:
Two vacant, seasonal cabins are under protection at the Seven Mile Lake fire site. The fire at Perch Lake, Pictou Countу remains 100 per cent contained at about 10 hectares. The fire at Ten Mile Lake, Queens Countу remains 100 per cent contained at about 8.3 hectares. The fire at Maitland Bridge, Annapolis Countу remains 100 per cent contained at about 21 hectares. The fire at Round Hill, Annapolis Countу remains 100 per cent contained at about 0.1 hectares. Highwaу 8 remains closed due to active water bombing. Fires at Greenfield, Queens Countу, West Dalhousie, Annapolis Countу, and Clуde River, Shelburne Countу are now declared out.
Cape Breton Highlands park imposes partial ban
A ban on hiking and travelling in wooded areas of provincial parks remains in effect.
Cape Breton Highlands National Park has now closed its back countrу and eastern trails until further notice. The closed trails include Middle Head, Franeу, Clуburn Valleу, Warren Lake, Jack Pine, Coastal Trail, Broad Cove Mountain, Aspу, Mica Hill, Jigging Cove, and Marу Ann Falls road. Warren Lake Beach remains open.
There are also partial fire bans throughout the park. No open fires are currentlу permitted between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.