N.B. for­est fire prov­ing stub­born

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ATLANTIC -

MIS­COU IS­LAND, N.B. - A stub­born for­est fire in north­east New Brunswick is prov­ing a chal­lenge for fire­fight­ers to bring un­der con­trol.

The blaze started Satur­day on Mis­cou Is­land, forc­ing an evac­u­a­tion of 25 peo­ple from their homes.

Fire preven­tion of­fi­cer Roger Col­let says in some places the fire has got­ten into peat bogs where it could smoul­der for some time and pos­si­bly re-ig­nite.

Early es­ti­mates had put the fire at about 80 hectares in size, but Col­let says after aerial sur­veys that’s been re­duced to 50 hectares.

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