Brooklyn Fire Chief Andy McDade said about 35 firefighters attended the afternoon fire that was in the 1200 block of Belmont Road, Hants County.
“It started as a grass fire that got into the woods and burned up some softwood and dead fall,” said McDade.
He described the fire as fast-moving, hot and intense.
Due to the wind, and underbrush, the fire was able to spread quickly.
Officials with the Department of Natural Resources took over the scene at 4:36 p.m.
“The fire was marked under control at that time. They will watch that and will probably go down and check it tomorrow before they actually declare it out,” said the fire chief.
The cause of the fire, which was called in just before 3 p.m., is under investigation.
The Brooklyn Fire Department has been called out to several grass and brush fires this month. McDade said it's importance for people to always check for burning restrictions before lighting even the smallest of fires.
“People have to remember to check the DNR website for the burning restriction times and respect what it says on there,” said McDade. “Just because you believe that it looks damp out and wet, they actually know the numbers and the ratings are there for a reason.”
To check to see when it's safe to burn yard clippings, or light a fire pit or campfire, visit: http://novascotia.ca/natr/forestprotection/wildfire/burnsafe/. As of April 30, nothing is allowed to be burned between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. for safety…
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