Crews battle large forest fire near Salt Marsh Trail in Cole Harbour, N.S.
Fire crews are battling a large forest fire near a popular hiking trail in Cole Harbour, N.S. Halifax Fire says about 20 acres of forest land is currently on fire near the Salt Marsh Trail.
RCMP have some streets blocked to traffic in the area.
Fire in the woods off Bissett Rd water being fought from the air pic.twitter.com/kM9JqxIzYc
— Reynold Gregor (@reynoldgregor) June 10, 2018
About 100 homes on Astral Drive and Beaver Crescent have been evacuated as a result of the blaze.
Officials say half of Astral Drive up to Lakeridge and Beaver Crescent is being asked to voluntarily evacuate. About 85 per cent have evacuated so far.
Cole Harbour Place is being opened to those who left their homes as a result of the fire.