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The fire is in the Broad Cove area. (CBC)

Several homes have been evacuated as a brush fire rages in Inverness County.

RCMP said at least three fire departments have responded to the fire in the Broad Cove Marsh area, north of Inverness.

Const. Brad Anderson said it started as a grass fire around 2 p.m.

"It is being aggravated by extremely high winds. It did spread into the trees, and at least one house, possibly two have also become involved in the fire."

It's unclear how many people have been forced out of their homes. Evacuees are being told to go to the fire hall in Inverness.

RCMP urge drivers to avoid the area.