New Brunswick

Irishtown Nature Park in Moncton evacuated as fire crews fight grass fire

The Irishtown Nature Park is being evacuated as members of the Moncton Fire Department fight a grass fire.

Fire department on scene with other departments to battle fire

Fire crews from the Moncton Fire Department are working to put out a large grass fire in Irishtown Nature Park. (David Bell/CBC)

The Irishtown Nature Park is being evacuated as members of the Moncton Fire Department fight a grass fire. 

Crews are being helped by other departments from the area to douse the fire. 

The fire is about 500 square metres in size. 

New Brunswick remains under a province-wide fire ban for the seventh day in a row. 

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement advising temperatures above 30 C will be felt across the province for the next three days before a cold front brings normal temperatures for the weekend.

Fire departments across the province have been posting warnings to not set fires when there is a fire ban in place. 

There are two out of control forest fires being fought in the Miramichi region -- one in Barnaby that started Sunday and one near Blackville that started today. 

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