New Brunswick

Bouctouche fire crews have blaze 'contained'

Firefighters in Bouctouche battled a fire in that village Monday evening, getting the upper hand quickly.

No evacuations, 10,000 were without power

Four fire departments are battling a forest fire in Bouctouche. (Pierre-Alex Bolduc/Radio-Canada)

Firefighters in Bouctouche have now contained a forest fire near the town.

The New Brunswick government's website listed the fire as out of control earlier on Monday, but firefighters now say they have it under control.

"The latest is that we've got it contained," said Guy Richard, assistant chief with Saint-Antoine's fire department.

"DNR (Department of Natural Resources) is going to have some guys there overnight just to watch it, and they're probably going to continue on the fight there tomorrow."
The call came in at 3:39 p.m. Monday for a fire near Chemin St Joseph just south of Bouctouche. (Radio-Canada)

Richard said the call first came in at 3:39 p.m. and the contained fire area is about 6.5 hectares, located along Chemin St Joseph.

While no homes have been evacuated, RCMP told Radio-Canada residents nearby were told to be prepared. 

Just after 9 p.m., NB Power's web site said that power had been restored to all customers in Kent Country, down from over 10,000 around 6 p.m. 

Four fire departments from the area were involved at the height of the fire.