Res­i­dents back home fol­low­ing evac­u­a­tion

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ATLANTIC -

MISCOU IS­LAND, N.B. (CP) Res­i­dents of about 25 homes on Miscou Is­land in north­east New Brunswick were al­lowed back into their homes last night as con­cerns from a for­est fire eased.

The blaze broke out Satur­day, forc­ing of­fi­cials to evac­u­ate homes along Wil­son’s Point Road.

The fire was fi­nally termed as “con­tained” late Tues­day, but Shawn Berry, a spokesman for the Depart­ment of En­ergy and Re­source De­vel­op­ment, says about 40 fire­fight­ers con­tinue to pa­trol the area and deal with hot spots. The fire cov­ered an area of roughly 50 hectares. The en­tire province is un­der a ban on open burn­ing.

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