Evacuation order lifted in Bristol’s Hope, N.L., as forest fire controlled
HARBOUR GRACE, N.L. — An evacuation order has been lifted in a Newfoundland community after firefighters managed to get a nearby forest fire under control. Three fire departments, a water bomber and a helicopter were working at the scene at Bristol’s Hope on Thursday, and by late evening firefighters remained in the area putting out a number of hot spots.
A number of homes were evacuated on Thursday, but the order was lifted late in the day. Meantime, two cabins were destroyed during an ongoing forest fire in Terra Nova, about 240 kilometres to the west of the Bristol’s Hope fire.