Firefighters continue to battle forest fire

May 15, 2018

Efforts will continue today to fully extinguish a forest fire in the Nelson area.

The fire was first spotted yesterday afternoon off Route 118  in the Islandview Drive area.

Members of the Miramichi Fire Department fought the blaze all afternoon and into the evening. Winds made their initial efforts more difficult, but they had more or less contained the fire by late in the evening.

Although there are homes in the area, firefighters say it wasn't a threat to properties.

The province has been under a no burn ban since last Wednesday.

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