Forest fire shuts down highway near Porters Lake, N.S.

HALIFAX —
A forest fire in Porters Lake, Nova Scotia on Saturday has resulted in residents being evacuated from their homes.

On Saturday, at around 2 p.m., Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency tweeted that its crews, alongside Nova Scotia Lands and Forestry crews, are working on a brush fire near Highway 107 Exit 19 – in close proximity to West Porters Lake Road. The portion of the highway has since been closed, with crews asking motorists to avoid the area.

Three aircrafts from Lands and Forestry have been deployed, with firefighters on ground.

Nova Scotia RCMP say that residents will be notified directly if they need to evacuate. 

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