Sunday, June 24, 2012

Fire forces evacuation of two Labrador communities

The summer so far has been very hot with a few cold days in between and very dry. There are more than thirty forest fires burning across Labrador right now. Last night North West River and Sheshatshiu had to be evacuated because of fires. There is a fire near Charlottetown that is out of control as well. Just a few days ago there was a forest fire at Eagle River just two kilometers from an outfitters camp and another one at Dove Brook Valley. Both are just up the bay from Cartwright. For several days there was quite a bit of smoke in the air and you couldn't even see across the bay. There was also a large fire burning on the edge of Canadian Forces Base Goose Bay a few weeks ago. The airport had to be closed down a while because of that one.