Forest fire season launches with Harbour Breton blaze

Forest fire season officially started on the island Thursday, and it didn't take long for crews to be called into action.

Forest fire season officially started on the island Thursday, and it didn't take long for crews to be called into action.

A water bomber was called to a forest fire just outside Harbour Breton.

The fire covered a small area, measuring about 200 metres by 200 metres.

It burned within a half kilometre of the community, creating a lot of smoke in the area.           

Fire crews headed to the area on Thursday evening to start mopping up.