Officials in Labrador are concerned a big forest fire could cause trouble for people in North West River and Sheshatshiu.

The fire is burning about 30 kilometres north of the communities.

As of Wednesday night, the blaze had burned roughly 60 square kilometres, according to Frank Philips of the Department of Natural Resources.

If the wind picks up, Philips says the fire could rapidly move toward the communities.

People have not been told to leave North West River and Sheshatshiu, but Philips says they should be on alert for any change.